Gang

Noun

  • A number going in company; a number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose.

    "the Gashouse Gang"

  • (US) A criminal group with a common cultural background and identifying features, often associated with a particular section of a city.

    "a youth gang; a neighborhood gang; motorcycle gang."

  • (US) A chain gang.
  • (electrics) A number of switches or other electrical devices wired into one unit and covered by one faceplate.

    "an outlet gang box; a double gang switch."

  • (mining) The mineral substance which encloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
  • (now chiefly dialectal) A going, journey; a course, path, track.
  • A group of laborers under one foreman; a squad.

    "a gang of sailors; a railroad gang."

  • A group of criminals or alleged criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit, or a group of politicians united in furtherance of a political goal.

    "Not all members of the Gang of Six are consistent in their opposition to filibuster."

  • A set; all required for an outfit.

    "a new gang of stays."

  • (electrics) A group of wires attached as a bundle.

    "Do a drop for the telephone gang, then another drop for the internet gang, both through the ceiling of the wiring closet."

  • A number going in company; a number of friends or persons associated for a particular purpose.

    "The gang from our office is going out for drinks Friday night."

  • A group of criminals or alleged criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit, or a group of politicians united in furtherance of a political goal.

    "the Winter Hill gang; the Gang of Four."

  • A combination of similar tools or implements arranged so as, by acting together, to save time or labor; a set.

    "a gang of saws; a gang of plows."

  • (electrics) A group of wires attached as a bundle.

    "a gang of wires"

Verb

  • (intransitive) To band together as a group or gang.

    ""Let's gang up on them.""

  • Eye dialect spelling of gan.
  • (intransitive, chiefly Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To go; walk; proceed.

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