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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
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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Examples from the web for section gang
  • He is a laborer in a section gang which looks after track maintenance and repair work.
  • It wasn't long before he joined the section gang as a track laborer and caller.

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