a person who works on a section gang.
Also called tracklayer.
Origin of section hand
First recorded in 1870–75
Words nearby section hand
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Rented a house on the Colony and worked as a section-hand on the railroad.The Social Work of the Salvation Army|Edwin Gifford Lamb