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section boss

noun, Railroads.
the boss of a section gang.
Origin of section boss
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After this I wish you'd keep your eyes open for this section boss.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • I guess it's just this section boss that does it on his own hook.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • The section boss tells me his name is Williams, and that he works in the machine shops.

    Caleb West, Master Diver F. Hopkinson Smith
  • The section boss looked about with an uncertain air at the crowd of waiting men.

    Calumet 'K' Samuel Merwin
  • What on earth could you have to say to a section boss—or he to you?

    'Firebrand' Trevison Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The section boss, leaning heavily on his cane, limped after him as fast as he could.

    Two Little Knights of Kentucky Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Presently the section boss came limping along painfully, and sat down on the bank in the warm spring sunshine.

    Two Little Knights of Kentucky Annie Fellows Johnston
  • “I know the section boss on the railway at the spot where he disappeared,” Laura announced.

    The Black Box E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • When liquor is smuggled into a construction camp, a section boss must sometimes use physical force or relinquish his command.

    The Girl From Keller's Harold Bindloss
  • Well, sir, his tone was that fierce th' section boss he dhropped right there iv sheer fright; an' Flannagan was cock iv th' walk.

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