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black gang

noun

  1. the crew working in a stokehold of a ship.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of black gang1

First recorded in 1915–20

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Example Sentences

As Scott and Elderburg passed a group of the black gang, mutely dangling wrenches, there was a sudden stir.

There is a black gang in it, and that Walker is one of them.

Above these hung the terrific cliff of the Black Gang Chyne, which, to all appearance, was inaccessible.

Just now there's one thing on my mind—just one—to get back somehow in the Black Gang.

Above these hung the terrific cliff of the Black Gang Chyne which, to all appearance, was inaccessible.

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