chain gang

noun
|Updated on: 29 Jun 2018

Definition of chain gang

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

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First Known Use of chain gang

1830

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CHAIN GANG Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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legal Definition of chain gang

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

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