section hand
noun Date: 1873 a laborer belonging to a section gang

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • section hand — {n.} A worker who repairs railway track; one of the men in a section gang. * /The section hands moved off the track while the train went by./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • section hand — {n.} A worker who repairs railway track; one of the men in a section gang. * /The section hands moved off the track while the train went by./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • section\ hand — noun A worker who repairs railway track; one of the men in a section gang. The section hands moved off the track while the train went by …   Словарь американских идиом

  • section hand — noun a laborer assigned to a section gang • Hypernyms: ↑laborer, ↑manual laborer, ↑labourer, ↑jack • Member Holonyms: ↑section gang …   Useful english dictionary

  • section hand — Railroads. a person who works on a section gang. Also called tracklayer. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • section hand — A railroad worker employed in the maintenance of roadbed and track …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • section man — noun someone who teaches a section of a large college course • Hypernyms: ↑teacher, ↑instructor * * * noun 1. : section hand 2. : section boss 2 * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand — See: AT HAND, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE, CLEAN HANDS, DIRTY ONE S HANDS, EAT OUT OF ONE S HAND, FORCE ONE S HAND, FREE HAND, FROM HAND TO HAND, GLAD HAND, HAM HANDED, HANG HEAVY or HANG HEAVY ON ONE S …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand — See: AT HAND, BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH, BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS ONE, CLEAN HANDS, DIRTY ONE S HANDS, EAT OUT OF ONE S HAND, FORCE ONE S HAND, FREE HAND, FROM HAND TO HAND, GLAD HAND, HAM HANDED, HANG HEAVY or HANG HEAVY ON ONE S …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand — See: at hand, bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, bite the hand that feeds one, clean hands, dirty one s hands, eat out of one s hand, force one s hand, free hand, from hand to hand, glad hand, ham handed, hang heavy or hang heavy on one s …   Словарь американских идиом

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