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Definition: Live gang
, n. [Icel. gangr a going, gang, akin to AS., D., G.,
& Dan. gang a going, Goth. gaggs street, way. See Gang
1. A going; a course. [Obs.]
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.
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.
4. (Naut.) A set; all required for an outfit; as, a new gang
5. [Cf. Gangue
.] (Mining) The mineral substance which
incloses a vein; a matrix; a gangue.
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
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.
, or Gang plank
(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.
, a small cask in which to bring water aboard
ships or in which it is kept on deck.
, 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.
, Rogation days; the time of perambulating
parishes. See Gang week
, a drilling machine having a number of drills
driven from a common shaft.
, a master or employer of a gang of workmen.
. See Gang board
. See Gang cultivator
, a press for operating upon a pile or row of
objects separated by intervening plates.
, a saw fitted to be one of a combination or gang
of saws hung together in a frame or sash, and set at fixed
. See Gang week
, a projecting tooth. [Obs.] --Halliwell.
, Rogation week, when formerly processions were
made to survey the bounds of parishes. --Halliwell.
, 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.
, an arrangement of saws which cuts slabs from
two sides of a log, leaving the middle part as a thick
(l[imac]v), a. [Abbreviated from alive. See Alive
1. Having life; alive; living; not dead.
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.
2. Being in a state of ignition; burning; having active
properties; as, a live coal; live embers. “ The live
3. Full of earnestness; active; wide awake; glowing; as, a
live man, or orator.
4. Vivid; bright. “ The live carnation.”
5. (Engin.) Imparting power; having motion; as, the live
spindle of a lathe; live steam.
6. (Elec.) Connected to a voltage source; as, a live wire.
7. (Broadcasting) Being transmitted instantaneously, as
events occur, in contrast to recorded
8. (Sport) Still in active play; -- of a ball being used in a
game; as, a live ball.
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
, the condition of being born in such a state
that acts of life are manifested after the extrusion of
the whole body. --Dunglison.
, a cell for holding living objects under
microscopical examination. --P. H. Gosse.
, feathers which have been plucked from the
living bird, and are therefore stronger and more elastic.
. (Sawing) See under Gang
(Bot.), a grass of the genus Eragrostis
(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.
(Bot.), a species of oak (Quercus virens
growing in the Southern States, of great durability, and
highly esteemed for ship timber. In California the
and some other species are also
called live oaks.
(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.
, steam direct from the boiler, used for any
purpose, in distinction from exhaust steam
, horses, cattle, and other domestic animals kept
on a farm. whole body.
(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
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