verb (used with object)
Definition for press-gang (2 of 2)
Origin of press gang
Examples from the Web for press-gang
The rapacity of a land steward, heavy agricultural losses, and finally the arrival of a press-gang had reduced him to misery.
Had this attitude been more general, or more consistent in itself, the press-gang would not have endured for a day.The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore|John R. Hutchinson
Here the press-gang was at work driving the unwilling conscript.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
Because I was afraid they would think I had something to do with the press-gang coming.The Lost Middy|George Manville Fenn
The last line has suggested to the commentators that the captain headed the press-gang himself.