section hand


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section hand

n.
A laborer assigned to a section gang.
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Noun1.section hand - a laborer assigned to a section gang
section gang - a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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As the time of factories had not yet come, the laborers worked in the fields or were section hands on the railroads.
The supply sergeant should sign for all additional property that comes in during the incoming and outgoing COC inventories and subsequently issue it to the appropriate shop or section hand receipt holder.
"I took a job as a section hand with the Santa Fe Railroad," he said.

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