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chain gang

n.
A group of convicts chained together, especially for outdoor labor.

chain gang

n
(Law) US a group of convicted prisoners chained together, usually while doing hard labour

chain′ gang`


n.
a group of convicts chained together.
[1825–35]
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Noun1.chain gang - a gang of convicts chained togetherchain gang - a gang of convicts chained together
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
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Directly ahead of me in the chain gang was a young woman.
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The chain gang replicated key features of convict leasing, in that labor, rather than isolation, served as the substance of punishment, and brutality was the hegemonic mechanism of social control.
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On this achievement, Russ Johnson, founder of The Chain Gang was pleased to make this announcement and said, "We are so happy to be able to reach this milestone and are extremely inspired to reach the next one even sooner
The Making and Influence of I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
They are still in the chain gang that was set up by Feraldo's right hand man, Frank.
His biggest acting achievement came in Cool Hand Luke, a 1967 film about a rebellious war hero played by Paul Newman who is bent on bucking the system as a prisoner on a Southern chain gang.
Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary.
THE Government's new Gateway scheme is the nearest thing to a chain gang we've seen in this country.
In Cy, a historical photograph inspires Dudley to construct the imagined life of a thirteen-year-old sentenced to a chain gang with boys even younger than he.