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

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press-gang transitive verb

First Known Use of press-gang

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for press-gang

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