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sandhog

or sand hog

[sand-hog, -hawg]
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noun
  1. a laborer who digs or works in sand.
  2. a person who works, usually in a caisson, in digging underwater tunnels.

Origin of sandhog

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; sand + hog
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British Dictionary definitions for sandhog

sandhog

noun
  1. mainly US and Canadian a person who works in underground or underwater construction projects
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