Definition of Pressgangs

1. Noun. (plural of pressgang) ¹



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Definition of Pressgangs

1. pressgang [n] - See also: pressgang

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pressgangs

pressboard
pressboards
pressbox
pressed
pressed for time
presser
presser foot
pressers
presses
presseth
pressfat
pressfats
pressful
pressfuls
pressgang
pressgangs (current term)
pressie
pressies
pressing
pressingly
pressings
pressiometer
pression
pressions
pressirostral
pressitant
pressive
presskit
presskits
pressly

Literary usage of Pressgangs

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1. Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan by John Lloyd Stephens (1848)
"pressgangs.—Vice-president Vigil.—Taking of San Miguel and San Vicente. —Rumours of a March upon San Salvador.—Departure from San Salvador AT five o'clock ..."

2. A Group of Englishmen (1795 to 1815) Being Records of the Younger Wedgwoods by Eliza Meteyard (1871)
"... junior—pressgangs —A Steward's Letter—Mrs. Drewe—George Coleridge's Pedagogue- ship—Thomas Campbell—His high Opinion of Thomas Wedgwood—• Seeks a ..."

3. The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century: Its Progress and Expansion at by Edgar Sanderson (1897)
"... roads—Duelling—pressgangs—Prevalence of smuggling—Lotteries—Lucifer matches and paraffin candles supersede the miseries of the tinder-box and snuffers. ..."

4. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"Now and then the pressgangs rendered some service to the protection of ... It must not be supposed that the action of pressgangs never brooked opposition. ..."

5. England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the Social by William Connor Sydney (1891)
"Now and then the pressgangs rendered some service to the protection of ... It must not be supposed that the action of pressgangs never brooked opposition. ..."

6. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1858)
"A hot press for sailors was then going on, and as many as forty pressgangs were out. In the course of one night they took a thousand men. ..."

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