Definition of sandhog in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌhôɡ/ Pronunciation: /-ˌhäɡ/


North American
A person who does construction work underground or under water, such as laying foundations or building a tunnel.
Example sentences
  • Going underground, he reclaims this haunted, burrowed space of the city as a legacy bequeathed to him by his grandfather, one of the sandhogs who dug the tunnels of the New York subway, and reinvents himself as Treefrog.
  • And a new tunnel is now being built by a fraternity of miners who call themselves the Sandhogs.
  • One of the sandhogs' biggest projects right now is building Water Tunnel Number 3, which is the largest capital construction project in New York City's history.

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Syllabification: sand·hog

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