hired hand

hired hand
noun
a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
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the hired hand fixed the railing

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a ranch hand

Syn: ↑hand, ↑hired man
Hypernyms: ↑laborer, ↑manual laborer, ↑labourer, ↑jack
Hyponyms:

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noun

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1. a hired laborer, esp. on a farm or ranch; farm hand or ranch hand.
2. an employee.
[1810-20, Amer.]

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hired hand UK [ˌhaɪə(r)d ˈhænd] US [ˌhaɪrd ˈhænd] noun [countable] [singular hired hand plural hired hands]
someone who is hired to work on a farm, especially for a short period of time
Thesaurus: farmers and people who work on farmshyponym

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hired hand,
1. a hired laborer.
2. = farm hand. (Cf.farm hand)

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n. a person hired to do short-term manual work

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ˌhired ˈhand [hired hand] noun (NAmE)
a person who is paid to work on a farm

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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