Definition of millhand in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmilhand/ /ˈmɪlhænd/


  • A worker in a mill or factory.

    ‘This deeply researched and well-written volume stands as a rigorous study that fills a real need - a major exploration of the working class politics of southern millhands in the modern period.’
    • ‘Were southern millhands docile or individualistic, or some special blend of the two?’
    • ‘Unemployed millhands and weavers were faced with the choice of the workhouse or starvation, and rioted.’