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section hand Syllabification: sec·tion hand

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of section hand in English:


A member of a section gang.
Example sentences
  • ‘There is nothing wrong with working as a railroad section hand but when a group of people are branded for employment only in one particular task there is something radically wrong,’ he contended.
  • Born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the son of a section hand on the railroad.
  • Some twenty-five hundred Blackfeet found employment as railroad section hands or agency personnel.
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