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chain gang

noun

Simple Definition of chain gang

  • : a group of prisoners who are chained together while they do work outside the prison

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of chain gang

  1. :  a gang of people (as convicts) chained together especially as an outside working party

1830

First Known Use of chain gang

1830


Law Dictionary

chain gang

noun

Legal Definition of chain gang

  1. :  a group of convicts chained together esp. to work outside a prison




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