Gandy-dancer definition

găndē
A railroad worker.
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An itinerant laborer.
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(slang, former) A worker in a railroad section gang.
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(chiefly US, idiomatic) A railway laborer, especially a member of a crew which carries rails and affixes them to ties.
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Alternative spelling of gandy dancer.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gandy-dancer
Plural:
gandy-dancers

Origin of gandy-dancer

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition