Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

Fall Head Over Heels...

road gang

noun
1.
a group of workers employed to repair or build roads.
2.
(in the U.S.) a detail of prisoners set to repairing a road.
Origin of road gang
1885-1890
1885-90
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for road-gang
Historical Examples
  • Why is it, do you suppose, that the road-gang ahead of us haven't left a single sign, not even a word as to where we are?

  • So the winter passed by and as spring came on the road-gang drew near to Murray.

    Silver and Gold Dane Coolidge
  • One painful sight was a road-gang of convicts chained by the legs.

    Peter Biddulph W.H.G. Kingston

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for road gang

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for road

5
5
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for road-gang