Gang

Definition of Gang

Pronunciation: găng
v. i.1.To go; to walk.
n.1.A going; a course.
2.A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
3.A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang of saws, or of plows.
4.(Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang of stays.
5.(Mining) The mineral substance which incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
6.A group of teenagers or young adults forming a more or less formalized group associating for social purposes, in some cases requiring initiation rites to join; as, a teen gang; a youth gang; a street gang.
7.A group of persons organized for criminal purposes; a criminal organization; as, the Parker gang.
Gang board
a - (Naut.) A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a bridge by which to enter or leave a vessel.
b - A plank within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's waist, for the sentinel to walk on.
Gang cask
a small cask in which to bring water aboard ships or in which it is kept on deck.
Gang cultivator
a cultivator or plow in which several shares are attached to one frame, so as to make two or more furrows at the same time.
Gang days
Rogation days; the time of perambulating parishes. See Gang week (below).
Gang drill
a drilling machine having a number of drills driven from a common shaft.
Gang master
a master or employer of a gang of workmen.
Gang plank
See Gang board (above).
Gang plow
See Gang cultivator (above).
Gang press
a press for operating upon a pile or row of objects separated by intervening plates.
Gang saw
a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and set at fixed distances apart.
Gang tide
See Gang week (below).
Gang tooth
a projecting tooth.
Gang week
Rogation week, when formerly processions were made to survey the bounds of parishes.
- Halliwell.
Live gang
the Western and the Eastern names, respectively, for a gang of saws for cutting the round log into boards at one operation.
- Halliwell.
Slabbing gang
an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick beam.
- Knight.

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