road gang

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road′ gang`

1. a group of workers employed to repair or build roads.
2. a detail of prisoners set to repairing a road.
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Noun1.road gang - a gang of road workers
work party, crew, gang - an organized group of workmen
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Night and day the road gangs toiled on the streets.
Two Mile Road gang members retaliated with a machete attack on June 17, then Kempston Block hit back on June 19 with a drive-by shooting targeting a Mile Road gang associate, the force said.
Outside the town of Barcaldine, in the Queensland outback, a bushman spotted me sitting under a tree, where the road gang had left me to guard the gate to a ranch.
The story is full of positive messages; Ade has to overcome many hurdles, but is fortunate to have good friends in the form of the Parson's Road Gang. Throughout the story Ade discovers that he can go to a mainstream school and take part in sports despite the calipers.
Lubin, a Partner in Marlboro Road Gang Productions, has produced numerous feature films including Sidewalks of New York, The Groomsmen, Nice Guy Johnny, Newlyweds, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, and Something Borrowed, based on the best-selling novel by Emily Giffin and starring Kate Hudson.
Those few moments in the air completely reset my perspective, from an uptight city dweller in a group of strangers, to part of a road gang - with its own embryonic in-jokes.
Cook is one of the few remaining members of the original Polo Road Gang, the 11 Republican lawmakers who privately met before the 2009 session to unite behind Straus for speaker.
CREDITS: Filmed in New York by Marlboro Road Gang Prods, in association with Amblin Television.
The Falcons have an outside chance of nicking a last-eight spot but the Grace Road gang have charged into second spot in the northern division on the back of some awesome displays from all-rounders Andrew McDonald and Abdul Razzaq, while James Taylor, Josh Cobb and Claude Henderson are far from bit-part players for the Foxes.
Groups of us wartime youngsters tended to gather in parochial street gangs, and to be an official member of the Yew Tree Road gang necessitated walking the bank boards.