American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A laborer who works inside a caisson, as in the construction of underwater tunnels.
- n. slang a person employed to dig tunnels.
“Mary Altaffer/Associated Press TUNNELING THROUGH: A subway construction worker, known as a 'sandhog,' worked on the tracks in the Second Avenue subway construction project Thursday in New York.”
“In today's pictures, people listen to a speech by India's prime minister, a Libyan rebel fighter receives medical aid, a 'sandhog' works on a new subway line in New York and more.”
“In a few days, stone cold sober, he will have died of pneumonia looking for a job as a sandhog.”
“With no formal training, he relied mainly on intuition, his childhood memories of exploring the work of ancient Rome, and his more recent experiences as an East Coast sandhog.”
“His roughneck Irish face fit right in with the sandhog getup.”
“I can show you figures that prove it's safer to be a sandhog in the Moon than it is to be a file clerk in Des Moines-all things considered.”
“Son dies in LIRR tunnel collapse despite father's efforts to save him Father frantically tried to revive son with CPR A young sandhog was killed Thursday night in the collapse of a railroad tunnel deep under Park Ave., despite his father's heroic efforts to save him, a source told The Daily News.”
“The rumor inspired sandhog Lorenzo Cali, 27, a fresh immigrant from Italy.”
“Dad fails in desperate bid to save son in collapse, concrete crushes sandhog son in tunnel 'I tried to save his life,' says dad.”
“A young sandhog dies after collapse of a railroad tunnel deep under Park Ave., despite his father's heroic efforts.”
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