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ganging (plural gangings)
- (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.