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sandhog

[sand-hog, -hawg] /ˈsændˌhɒg, -ˌhɔg/
noun
1.
a laborer who digs or works in sand.
2.
a person who works, usually in a caisson, in digging underwater tunnels.
Also, sand hog.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; sand + hog
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British Dictionary definitions for sand-hog

sandhog

/ˈsændˌhɒɡ/
noun
1.
(mainly US & Canadian) a person who works in underground or underwater construction projects
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