section hand

noun

Definition of section hand

: a laborer belonging to a section gang

First Known Use of section hand

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Section hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/section%20hand. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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