ganger

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See also: Ganger, gånger, and -ganger

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ganger, from Old English gangere (a ganger, footman), equivalent to gang +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Gunger, West Frisian gonger, Dutch ganger, German Gänger, Danish gjænger, ganger, Swedish gängare, Icelandic gangari.

Noun[edit]

ganger (plural gangers)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) One who or that which walks or goes; a goer; a walker.
  2. A horse that goes quickly.
  3. One who oversees a gang of workmen.
  4. (coal-mining) One who is employed in conveying the coal through the gangways.
  5. (nautical) A length of chain, one end of which is fastened to an anchor when let go, when the other end is fastened to a hawser.

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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

ganger

  1. present of gange

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch gagnere. Equivalent to gang +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɣɑ.ŋər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: gan‧ger
  • Rhymes: -ɑŋər

Noun[edit]

ganger m (plural gangers)

  1. (obsolete outside of compounds) A pedestrian.
    Synonym: voetganger

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

ganger m

  1. indefinite plural of gang

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gangr, from Proto-Germanic *gangaz.

Noun[edit]

ganger m

  1. act of walking
  2. movement forward
  3. path
  4. turning

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  • Swedish: gång