chain gang

noun

Definition of chain gang

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

1830

First Known Use of chain gang

1830


CHAIN GANG Defined for English Language Learners

chain gang

noun

Definition of chain gang for English Language Learners

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


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chain gang

noun

Legal Definition of chain gang

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

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