Definition of chain gang noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


chain gang

BrE BrE//ˈtʃeɪn ɡæŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeɪn ɡæŋ//
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a group of prisoners chained together and forced to work Culture This practice was considered cruel and was stopped in the 1960s, but it began again in 1996 in Alabama and then in Arizona and Florida.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chain gang