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gangmaster Line breaks: gang|master
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaŋmɑːstə/

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Definition of gangmaster in English:

noun

British
A person who organizes and oversees the work of casual manual labourers.
Example sentences
  • These sectors have regularly been found employing migrant labour through gangmasters who abuse workers.
  • In particular we heard no evidence to satisfy us that the alleged subcontractors had agreed with the labourers or their gangmasters, in advance, as to the terms and conditions on which they were hired.
  • As it will be much harder for gangmasters to employ illegal labour, the Home Office will be able to deem the Morecambe Bay problem ‘solved’.

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