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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group of convicts chained together, especially for outdoor labor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gang or number of convicts chained together, as during outdoor labor or while in transit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US a group of convicts chained together to work outside the confines of a prison.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a gang of convicts chained together

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