from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which gangs or goes; a goer; a walker.
  • noun One who conducts or superintends a gang or squad, as the foreman of a gang of laborers or plate-layers on a railway.
  • noun In coal-mining, one who is employed in conveying the coal through the gangways.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare One who oversees a gang of workmen.

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

  • noun One who oversees a gang of workmen.

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

  • noun the foreman of a work gang


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