live gang


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.
   i.]
   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.
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   7. A group of persons organized for criminal purposes; a
      criminal organization; as, the Parker gang.
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   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
      beam.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Live \Live\ (l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive,
   Life.]
   1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
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            If one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then
            they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of
            it.                                   --Ex. xxi. 35.
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   2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
      properties; as, a live coal; live embers. " The live
      ether." --Thomson.
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   3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
      live man, or orator.
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   4. Vivid; bright. " The live carnation." --Thomson.
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   5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
      spindle of a lathe; live steam.
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   6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
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   7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as
      events occur, in contrast to recorded.
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   8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a
      game; as, a live ball.
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   9. Pertaining to an entertainment event which was performed
      (and possibly recorded) in front of an audience;
      contrasted to performances recorded in a studio without an
      audience.
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   Live birth, the condition of being born in such a state
      that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of
      the whole body. --Dunglison.

   Live box, a cell for holding living objects under
      microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse.

   Live feathers, feathers which have been plucked from the
      living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.
      

   Live gang. (Sawing) See under Gang.

   Live grass (Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis.

   Live load (Engin.), a suddenly applied load; a varying
      load; a moving load; as a moving train of cars on a
      bridge, or wind pressure on a roof.

   Live oak (Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens),
      growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and
      highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the
      Quercus chrysolepis and some other species are also
      called live oaks.

   Live ring (Engin.), a circular train of rollers upon which
      a swing bridge, or turntable, rests, and which travels
      around a circular track when the bridge or table turns.

   Live steam, steam direct from the boiler, used for any
      purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam.

   Live stock, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept
      on a farm. whole body.

   live wire
      (a) (Elec.) a wire connected to a power source, having a
          voltage potential; -- used esp. of a power line with a
          high potential relative to ground, capable of harming
          a person who touches it.
      (b) (Fig.) a person who is unusually active, alert, or
          aggressive.
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