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section gang

noun, Railroads.
1.
a group of workers who take care of a section of railroad track.
Compare floating gang.
Origin of section gang
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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  • section gang laborers-fugitive peons from Mexico—were contributing half their scanty wages.

    The Night-Born Jack London
  • The only men who kept up steady work in and near Carcajou formed the section gang on the railroad.

    The Peace of Roaring River George van Schaick
  • A pinch-bar, left carelessly by a section gang, caught in the cylinder-cock rigging and tore it off.

    The Last Spike Cy Warman
  • But the section gang had shoveled away the dirt and gravel from the east-bound track.

  • Did you-all hear 'bout that 'Talian Dago that works on the section gang eating a buzzard?

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