gangland


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gang·land

 (găng′lănd′)
n.
The underworld of organized criminal gangs.
adj.
Of, relating to, or carried out by organized criminals: gangland turf; a gangland slaying.

gangland

(ˈɡæŋˌlænd; -lənd)
n
the criminal underworld

gang•land

(ˈgæŋˌlænd, -lənd)

n.
the world of organized crime; criminal underworld.
[1910–15, Amer.]

Gangland

 gangsters collectively.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gangland - underworld organizationsgangland - underworld organizations    
social group - people sharing some social relation
yakuza - organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises
gang, mob, pack, ring - an association of criminals; "police tried to break up the gang"; "a pack of thieves"
underworld - the criminal class
Sicilian Mafia, Maffia, Mafia - a secret terrorist group in Sicily; originally opposed tyranny but evolved into a criminal organization in the middle of the 19th century
Black Hand - a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century
Camorra - a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail
crime syndicate, syndicate, mob, family - a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
Translations

gangland

[ˈgæŋlænd]
A. Nmundo m del crimen
B. CPD gangland boss Ncabecilla mf del mundo del crimen
gangland murder Nasesinato m en el mundo del crimen, asesinato m por ajuste de cuentas entre criminales

gangland

[ˈgæŋlænd] modif
gangland boss → chef m de gang
gangland killings → règlement m de comptes entre gangs

gangland

ndie Unterwelt
adjUnterwelt-; a gangland bossein Unterweltboss m

gangland

[ˈgæŋˌlænd] adjdella malavita
gangland killer → sicario
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