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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gang  \Gang\,  v.  i.  [AS.  gangan,  akin  to  OS  &  OHG.  gangan,  Icel. 
  ganga,  Goth.  gaggan;  cf  Lith.  ?engti  to  walk,  Skr.  ja?gha 
  leg.  [root]48.  Cf  {Go}.] 
  To  go  to  walk. 
 
  Note:  Obsolete  in  English  literature,  but  still  used  in  the 
  North  of  England,  and  also  in  Scotland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gang  \Gang\,  n.  [Icel.  gangr  a  going,  gang,  akin  to  AS.,  D.,  G., 
  &  Dan.  gang  a  going,  Goth.  gaggs  street,  way  See  {Gang},  v. 
  i.] 
  1.  A  going;  a  course.  [Obs.] 
 
  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.  [Cf.  {Gangue}.]  (Mining)  The  mineral  substance  which 
  incloses  a  vein;  a  matrix;  a  gangue. 
 
  {Gang  board},  or  {Gang  plank}.  (Naut.) 
  a  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},  {Gang  plow},  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.  [Obs.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Gang  week},  Rogation  week,  when  formerly  processions  were 
  made  to  survey  the  bounds  of  parishes.  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Live  gang},  or  {Round  gang},  the  Western  and  the  Eastern 
  names  respectively,  for  a  gang  of  saws  for  cutting  the 
  round  log  into  boards  at  one  operation.  --Knight. 
 
  {Slabbing  gang},  an  arrangement  of  saws  which  cuts  slabs  from 
  two  sides  of  a  log  leaving  the  middle  part  as  a  thick 
  beam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gang 
  n  1:  an  association  of  criminals;  "police  tried  to  break  up  the 
  gang";  "a  pack  of  thieves"  [syn:  {pack},  {ring},  {mob}] 
  2:  an  informal  body  of  friends;  "he  still  hangs  out  with  the 
  same  crowd"  [syn:  {crowd},  {crew},  {bunch}] 
  3:  an  organized  group  of  workmen  [syn:  {crew},  {work  party}] 
  4:  a  combination  of  implements  arranged  to  work  together 
  v  :  act  as  a  gang  [syn:  {gang  up}] 




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