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road gang

a group of workers employed to repair or build roads.
(in the U.S.) a detail of prisoners set to repairing a road.
Origin of road gang
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • You cannot imagine how surprised I was to see you with that road gang.


    George Looms
  • He said Id guessed wrong unless I wanted to act as a stone crusher on a road gang.

    "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" Edward Streeter
  • The road gang put in a culvert through which flowed the drainage from a hill on the opposite side of the road.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • Because he had been sent out to-day with the road gang the two armed guards had an interesting subject of conversation.

    The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall

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