ganger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ganger the foreman of a work gang
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ganger One who oversees a gang of workmen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ganger One who or that which gangs or goes; a goer; a walker.
    • n ganger One who conducts or superintends a gang or squad, as the foreman of a gang of laborers or plate-layers on a railway.
    • n ganger In coal-mining, one who is employed in conveying the coal through the gangways.
    • n ganger Nautical, a length of chain, one end of which is fastened to an anchor when let go, when the other end is fastened to a hawser.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ganger the foreman of a squad, as of plate-layers
    • n Ganger a walker: a fast-going horse
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gangan, to go.

Usage

In literature:

From Rolf Ganger also are descended the earls in Normandy.
"Heimskringla" by Snorri Sturlason
Mr. Ganger wanted you to come, and so do I.
"Felix O'Day" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Hardly had they scrambled on to the wharf when Trevannion's ganger came up.
"Adventures in Many Lands" by Various
At last in 876 came Rolf the Ganger, the King of the Sea, and made Rouen his headquarters.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
The ganger after being blown fifty feet, escaped most miraculously with only a few bruises.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
FORE-GANGER OF THE CHAIN BOWER CABLES.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I had to stoop nearly double, the tent being very low, and I could just see with the aid of the ganger's lantern.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Here was a golden opportunity for Rollo the Ganger and his vikings.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
They work in gangs, each with a ganger swearing at them in the most offensive and outrageous way.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
Each pannikin was marked and sent to the top in charge of one of the 'head gangers.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
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In poetry:

Frae the south and the north, o'er the Tweed and the Forth,
Sic coming and ganging there never was seen
The comers were cheery, the gangers were blearie,
Despairing, or hoping for Barrochan Jean.
"Barrochan Jean" by Robert Tannahill

In news:

Barrie Drummond is the only ganger at the alpine station.
Anna's Taquerias, Operations Manager Director Ward Ganger discussing daily operations with workers at the Cambridge Grill.
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