press-gang


press–gang

noun \ˈpres-ˌgaŋ\

Definition of PRESS-GANG

:  a detachment of men under command of an officer empowered to force men into military or naval service
press–gang transitive verb

Origin of PRESS-GANG

4press
First Known Use: 1693

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