press–gang

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noun \ˈpres-ˌgaŋ\

Definition of press–gang

  1. :  a detachment of men under command of an officer empowered to force men into military or naval service

press–gang

transitive verb

Origin and Etymology of press–gang

4press


First Known Use: 1693

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