Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which gangs or goes; a goer; a walker.
- n. One who conducts or superintends a gang or squad, as the foreman of a gang of laborers or plate-layers on a railway.
- n. In coal-mining, one who is employed in conveying the coal through the gangways.
- n. Nautical, a length of chain, one end of which is fastened to an anchor when let go, when the other end is fastened to a hawser.
- n. One who oversees a gang of workmen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare One who oversees a gang of workmen.
- n. the foreman of a work gang
“Beverly Jameson the coordinator of South Yorkshires ` Black Police Association said When you saw the whole footage thing young lady is thrashing about violently and in ganger of hurting both herself and the officers trying to restrain her.”
“In the late afternoon he called the ganger to him.”
“Shields "to see some women," they would probably have gone down to their graves, seawards or landwards, under the pleasing illusion that the ganger was a man of like indulgent passions with themselves.”
“The ganger was a worried man and he said with a heavy sigh:”
“Of all the sea-robbers who sailed from their rocky dwelling-places by the fiords of Norway, none enjoyed higher renown than Rolf, called the ganger, or walker, as tradition relates, because his stature was so gigantic that, when clad in full armor, no horse could support his weight, and he therefore always fought on foot.”
“Robert Guiscard, or Roger of Sicily, are all greater and stronger men, but there is no "ganger," no rover, like the man who in fifty years, after fighting in well-nigh every land of Christians or of the neighbours and enemies of Christendom, yet hoped for time to sail off to the new-found countries and so fulfil his oath and promise to perfect a life of unmatched adventure by unmatched discovery.”
“CC: Well, my first reaction was that I didn't think I wanted to do it--but that was because I didn't know that they had decided to switch James Bond and to reinvent it with Daniel Craig in what was almost like a British indie/ganger vibe film.”
“Internasjonalt er det flere ganger rapportert svært dårlige arbeidsforhold for ansatte i ulike spillfirma.”
“Hvis du tenker på å kjøpe en Asus maskin, tenk et par ganger til hvis du ikke er i nærheten av verkstedet deres på Kjeller, og du ikke tar automatisk back-up av arbeidet ditt hele tiden.”
“Warengangi, &c. The etymology of the name is left uncertain, though the German fort-ganger, i.e. forth-goer, wanderer, exile, seems the most probable.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘ganger’.
With grateful acknowledgement of the inspiration of Brian Case's list at McSweeneys.com.
See also the companion list, Things That Escape When You Remove the "G" from Them.
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