Definition of farmhand in English:



  • A worker on a farm.

    • ‘Some young farmers and farmhands asked us what we did.’
    • ‘She could be at home, hunting with the youngest of her brothers, Allan, or helping the farmhands with the harvest, instead of trekking for weeks through the Middle Lands to attend a council she would not be asked to sit on.’
    • ‘I had come to the farm with dreams of sweating in the sun with a hoe in my hand, chucking bales of hay at burly farmhands while my daughter played in the clean earth, chasing after small wild creatures.’
    • ‘This is not their traditional business, but the successive drought and consequent crop failure have driven these farmhands to look for alternative employment.’
    • ‘This may be by helping out at a local practice for a couple of hours a week or even gaining experience as a farmhand or helping out during the lambing season.’
    • ‘Back in England, Sam learnt that the original matchbox had been retrieved, 20 years after its loss, by a farmhand who had found it while ploughing a field that very morning.’
    • ‘Sid and Joey are proud of the family history the farms portray, from the stately Westleigh bank barn to the handmade gate hinges and latches made from iron by a 1930s farmhand.’
    • ‘The farmhands needed wheat and new supplies in preparation for winter, and town visits were very rare.’
    • ‘For the next two decades, the draft remained a successful and relatively uncontroversial fixture of American life. Millions of young men, from farmhands to Harvard students, put in their two years of service.’
    • ‘On Monday, the farmhands were tested on their agricultural knowledge in a farmyard quiz.’
    • ‘They find a job working as farmhands at the Tyler Ranch, harvesting barley.’
    • ‘He also became concerned about spreading the disease when he visited farms as a freelance farmhand.’
    • ‘New entrants are more likely than established farmers to have spent time as farmhands or hired farm managers prior to starting their own farms.’
    • ‘I think some of the farmhands took to it quite well.’
    • ‘Leona remembered one of the farmhands telling her that the crops were doing better than they had done for years.’
    • ‘After working as a farmhand, Fred married Mary and took over the family farm.’
    • ‘After a week's hard work as a farmhand up country in Australia he would return home at the weekends and get involved with the local Salvationists.’
    • ‘Well, let's get rid of the farmhand and stop farming.’
    • ‘Among other things, during the time since I last spoke with Lea she has been a farmhand, become a qualified SCUBA diver, learnt to drive a tractor, learnt to drive a turbo diesel truck, and about a million other fun and fantastic things.’
    • ‘Judith came from a farming family; Ron's passion for farming came from regular visits to friends on a farm in his childhood and experience working as a farmhand.’
    farmer, farmhand, country dweller, country cousin, son of the soil
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