section hand

noun Railroads.
a person who works on a section gang.
Also called tracklayer.


Origin:
1870–75

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Example sentences
Then, lower the fly section hand over hand in a controlled fashion to the starting position.
The candidate then lowers the fly section hand-over-hand in a controlled fashion to the starting position.
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