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stagehand

Definition:

an employee of a theater who performs work involved in putting on a theatrical production

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

stagehands

Type of:

employee » worker » person » organism

Member of:

stage crew

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

stage + hand (manual worker)
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Stagehand

a person who works backstage or behind the scenes in theatres, film, television, or location performance. Their duties include setting up the scenery, lights, sound, props, rigging, and special effects for a production. Professional Stagehands ; Audio ... (37 of 741 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Stagehand

Collins Dictionary:

stagehand

a person who sets the stage, moves props, etc, in a theatrical production (13 of 296 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stagehand

Oxford Dictionary:

stagehand

a person who moves scenery or props before or during the performance of a play (15 of 39 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/stagehand

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stagehand [countable, theater] | stagehands [plural]

someone who works in a theatre, moving objects used on the stage (12 of 38 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stagehand

Merriam-Webster:

stagehand

a stage worker who handles scenery, properties, or lights (9 of 31 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/stagehand

New World Dictionary:

stagehand

a person who helps to set and remove scenery and furniture, operate the curtain, etc. for a performance, as of a stage play (23 of 25 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stagehand

Cambridge Dictionary:

stagehand

a person who is employed in a theatre to move the equipment on the stage (15 of 20 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stagehand

American Heritage Dictionary:

stagehand

A worker who shifts scenery, adjusts lighting, and performs other tasks required in a theatrical production. (16 of 19 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stagehand

Random House Dictionary:

stagehand

a person who moves properties, regulates lighting, etc., in a theatrical production. (12 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/stagehand

Wiktionary:

stagehand | stagehands [plural] | scene-shifter [synonym]

A person who works behind the scenes at a theatre or in other theatrical media. (15 of 16 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/stagehand

Encarta Dictionary:

stagehand | stagehands [plural]

a manual worker in a theater, e.g. somebody who sets up and removes stage sets (15 of 29 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861714378​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

stagehand | stagehands [plural]

Origin: stage + hand (manual worker)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/stagehand

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

stagehand

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "stagehand"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stagehand

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stagehand [countable, theater] | stagehands [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "stagehand"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stagehand

Macmillan American Dictionary:

stagehand [countable, theater] | stagehands [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stagehand"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/stagehand

Cambridge Dictionary:

stagehand

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "stagehand"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "stagehand"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stagehand

the Free Dictionary:

stagehand

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "stagehand"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "stagehand"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "stagehand" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/stagehand

Google Dictionary:

stagehand | stagehands [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "stagehand"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=stagehand

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

stagehand

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stagehand"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=stageh​01 word=stagehand

YourDictionary Audio:

stagehand

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "stagehand" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stagehand

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