Definition of gashouse gang in English:

gashouse gang

noun

US
informal, historical
  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago). From gashouse + gang.

Pronunciation

gashouse gang

/ˈɡashaʊs ˌɡaŋ/