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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gang \Gang\, n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G.,
   & Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs street, way. See Gang, v.
   1. A going; a course. [Obs.]
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   2. A number going in company; hence, a company, or a number
      of persons associated for a particular purpose; a group of
      laborers under one foreman; a squad; as, a gang of
      sailors; a chain gang; a gang of thieves.
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   3. A combination of similar implements arranged so as, by
      acting together, to save time or labor; a set; as, a gang
      of saws, or of plows.
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   4. (Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang
      of stays.
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   5. [Cf. Gangue.] (Mining) The mineral substance which
      incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
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   6. A group of teenagers or young adults forming a more or
      less formalized group associating for social purposes, in
      some cases requiring initiation rites to join; as, a teen
      gang; a youth gang; a street gang.

   Note: Youth gangs often associate with particular areas in a
         city, and may turn violent when they feel their
         territory is encroached upon. In Los Angeles the
         Crips and the Bloods are large gangs antagonistic
         to each other.

   7. A group of persons organized for criminal purposes; a
      criminal organization; as, the Parker gang.

   Gang board, or Gang plank. (Naut.)
      (a) A board or plank, with cleats for steps, forming a
          bridge by which to enter or leave a vessel.
      (b) A plank within or without the bulwarks of a vessel's
          waist, for the sentinel to walk on.

   Gang cask, a small cask in which to bring water aboard
      ships or in which it is kept on deck.

   Gang cultivator, Gang plow, a cultivator or plow in which
      several shares are attached to one frame, so as to make
      two or more furrows at the same time.

   Gang days, Rogation days; the time of perambulating
      parishes. See Gang week (below).

   Gang drill, a drilling machine having a number of drills
      driven from a common shaft.

   Gang master, a master or employer of a gang of workmen.

   Gang plank. See Gang board (above).

   Gang plow. See Gang cultivator (above).

   Gang press, a press for operating upon a pile or row of
      objects separated by intervening plates.

   Gang saw, a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang
      of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and set at fixed
      distances apart.

   Gang tide. See Gang week (below).

   Gang tooth, a projecting tooth. [Obs.] --Halliwell.

   Gang week, Rogation week, when formerly processions were
      made to survey the bounds of parishes. --Halliwell.

   Live gang, or Round gang, the Western and the Eastern
      names, respectively, for a gang of saws for cutting the
      round log into boards at one operation. --Knight.

   Slabbing gang, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from
      two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick
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