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1A gang of gasworkers. rare.
2(The name of) any of various gangs from a gashouse district.
3Baseball. (A nickname for) the St Louis Cardinals, especially the team which won the 1934 World Series.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago). From gashouse + gang.
gashouse gang/ˈɡashaʊs ˌɡaŋ/
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