gangland
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1912 the world of organized crime <
a gangland killing
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • gangland — gang|land [ˈgæŋlænd, lənd] adj a gangland killing/murder/shooting etc a killing etc relating to the world of organized and violent crime ▪ Sharp may have been the victim of a gangland revenge killing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • gangland — UK [ˈɡæŋˌlænd] / US adjective [only before noun] relating to organized crime, or to the people who are involved in it fears of a new gangland drug war …   English dictionary

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