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  1. present participle of gang


ganging (plural gangings)

  1. (fishing) A leader used to attach a fishhook to the main line, especially in commercial fishing.
    • 1887, George Brown Goode, The fisheries and fishery industries of the United States:
      The object of the snood swivels, in which the gangings are so easily adjustable, is to save time in removing the fish and in baiting the hooks.
    • 2011, Brenda Bishop Booma & Hugh Peabody Bishop, Marblehead's First Harbor:
      The full length of each tub was just under half a mile and had a total of 270 gangings and hooks if it was a nine-foot rig. Each line was coiled into a wooden barrel three feet in diameter and thirty inches high.