- the boss of a section gang.
Origin of section boss
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for section boss
The section-boss must keep pace with a job that is no sinecure.The Modern Railroad
Yet the section-boss seems to regard it as distinctly humorous.
Here, then, is the polyglot material with which our section-boss must work.
And his responsibility is little greater than that of the section-boss.
Since his early boyhood, the section-boss had not known snow.The Plow-Woman