Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of field hand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a hired hand on a farm

Etymologies

field +‎ hand (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A fieldhand is a labourer who lives by the sweat of his brow, and eats not what he does not earn.

    Assimilative Memory or, How to Attend and Never Forget

  • "There's no water working in the house yet and I'm filthy as a fieldhand."

    Homebody

  • Begging your bread, forsooth, and mumbling like a fieldhand!

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • To the car-window sociologist, to the man who seeks to understand and know the South by devoting the few leisure hours of a holiday trip to unravelling the snarl of centuries, -- to such men very often the whole trouble with the black fieldhand may be summed up by Aunt Ophelia's word, "Shiftless!"

    The Souls of Black Folk

  • The idea that some Colonel Sanders type in a society that forbid slaves from reading would write to his former fieldhand and expect an intelligible reply is absurd.

    Rad Geek People's Daily

  • […] The idea that some Colonel Sanders type in a society that forbid slaves from reading would write to his former fieldhand and expect an intelligible reply is absurd.

    Rad Geek People's Daily

  • Everybody has it just enough better than the level below him that he's afraid of losing his job and being busted back to fieldhand. "

    A Slave is a Slave

  • Satisfactorily, I knew we had something when even the strapping fieldhand dressed as William Wallace looked frightened. "

    AMEN

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