sandhog
noun Date: 1903 a laborer who works in a caisson in driving underwater tunnels

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  • sandhog — ☆ sandhog [sand′hôg΄, sand′häg΄ ] n. a laborer employed in underground or underwater construction projects, working under compressed air, as in a caisson or tunnel …   English World dictionary

  • sandhog — /sand hog , hawg /, n. 1. a laborer who digs or works in sand. 2. a person who works, usually in a caisson, in digging underwater tunnels. Also, sand hog. [1900 05, Amer.; SAND + HOG] * * * …   Universalium

  • sandhog — noun a person employed to dig tunnels …   Wiktionary

  • sandhog — n. one who works or digs in sand; one who works underground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sandhog — noun N. Amer. a person doing construction work underground or under water …   English new terms dictionary

  • sandhog — sand•hog [[t]ˈsændˌhɒg, ˌhɔg[/t]] n. a person who works in a caisson in digging underwater tunnels • Etymology: 1900–05, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sandhog — n. US a person who works underwater laying foundations, constructing tunnels, etc …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Borden Chase — (January 11, 1900 ndash; March 8, 1971) was an American writer.Born Frank Fowler, he went through an assortment of jobs, including driving for gangster Frankie Yale and working as a sandhog on the construction of New York s Holland Tunnel, before …   Wikipedia

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