- a group of workers employed to repair or build roads.
- (in the U.S.) a detail of prisoners set to repairing a road.
Origin of road gang
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for road gang
One painful sight was a road-gang of convicts chained by the legs.Peter Biddulph
So the winter passed by and as spring came on the road-gang drew near to Murray.Silver and Gold
Why is it, do you suppose, that the road-gang ahead of us haven't left a single sign, not even a word as to where we are?The Trail of the Goldseekers