chain gang


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Directly ahead of me in the chain gang was a young woman.
Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary.
2014 Fashion Victoria Beckham joins chain gang PAGES 12&13 saturday Interiors It's starting to smell a lot like Christmas PAGE 39 FREE EVERY WEEK IN THE RECORD Libby I'm so excited about Scotland's future PAGE 03 Books Marian Keyes tells us why her latest is a steal PAGE 09 Food Recipes, drink and reviews for St Andrew's Day PAGES 06,07&08 Servant's Superstar Brian Cox flips burgers as van PLUS quarters Superstar Brian Cox flips burgers as van man Bob in new series of popular sitcom PAGES 04&05 man Bob in new series of popular sitcom WIN PAGE 16 PS100 to shop online for outdoor clothing The best magazine on the market has celebrity interviews, real-life stories plus recipes, fashion and a brilliant TV guide
THE Government's new Gateway scheme is the nearest thing to a chain gang we've seen in this country.
WITH the recent announcement from Ian Duncan Smith that all people on unemployment will be made to work a massive 30 hours for the benefits awarded to them, this almost classed as modern day slavery or even a chain gang.
Rainbow was about chain gang men--their misery--their labor--their dreams.
I parked in a field, and Ronan and I walked through a light sprinkling of rain to the chain gang.
His stories reiterated the Southern plantation myth with his father playing the role of benevolent paternalist, but his memories contrast starkly with the common perception of the chain gang as the American gulag, an image that originates at least in part with the film I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
A bit of chain gang action on the highways would not be the worst thing in the world for these youngsters, would it?
The band were sounding as tight as ever and they weren't shy to roll out the hits such as Back on the Chain Gang, I'll Stand By You and Don't Get Me Wrong in an entertaining hour and a half long show.
Chain Gang boss Tommy Egan revealed how his dancers fear for their safety when the lusty ladies start running towards them.