section gang
noun Date: 1889 a crew of track workers employed to maintain a railroad section

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • section\ gang — • section gang • section crew noun A group of railroad workers who watch and repair a number of miles of track. The section crew was called out to fix the broken bridge …   Словарь американских идиом

  • section gang — ☆ section gang n. a crew of persons (section hands) who do the maintenance work on a railroad section …   English World dictionary

  • section gang — noun a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad • Hypernyms: ↑gang, ↑crew, ↑work party • Member Meronyms: ↑section hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • section gang — Railroads. a group of workers who take care of a section of railroad track. Cf. floating gang. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • section gang — sec′tion gang n. rai See under section 11) • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • section gang — /ˈsɛkʃən gæŋ/ (say sekshuhn gang) noun a group of workers who maintain a section of railway track …   Australian English dictionary

  • section gang — or[section crew] {n.} A group of railroad workers who watch and repair a number of miles of track. * /The section crew was called out to fix the broken bridge./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • section gang — or[section crew] {n.} A group of railroad workers who watch and repair a number of miles of track. * /The section crew was called out to fix the broken bridge./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • section gang — n. railroad work crew in charge of maintaining a particular section of railroad track …   English contemporary dictionary

  • section\ crew — • section gang • section crew noun A group of railroad workers who watch and repair a number of miles of track. The section crew was called out to fix the broken bridge …   Словарь американских идиом

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