- a foreman of a gang of laborers.
Origin of ganger
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Examples from the Web for ganger
You can hear the ganger shouting and swearing even at this distance.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Hardly had they scrambled on to the wharf when Trevannion's ganger came up.Adventures in Many Lands
(p. 045) Here was a golden opportunity for Rollo the Ganger and his vikings.
Ganger, the person who superintends the work of a gang, or a number of navigators.The Slang Dictionary
John Camden Hotten
He seems to have been much like Rolf the Ganger, and a true, valiant viking at heart.The Normans
Sarah Orne Jewett
- mainly British the foreman of a gang of labourers