Definition of Hells Angel in English:

Hells Angel

noun

trademark in US
  • A member of any of a number of gangs (‘chapters’) of male motorcycle enthusiasts, first formed in California in 1948 and originally notorious for lawless behaviour.

    • ‘Your car hooter goes off accidentally and remains stuck as you follow a gang of Hell's Angels up the highway.’
    • ‘There are now nearly 600 Hell's Angels in 34 chapters across the country.’
    • ‘He rode for almost a year with the Hell's Angels motorcycle outfit for research on another book.’
    • ‘The afternoon parade down the Mall will feature the masquerade bands of Notting Hill Carnival, 5,000 gospel singers, stunt riders, stilt walkers and five decades of vehicles, led by Hell's Angels leader Snob.’
    • ‘Billed as the western Woodstock, the Rolling Stones gig at Altamont on December 6, 1969, became a byword for tragedy after the Hell's Angels who had been hired as security were involved in violence with the drug-addled crowd.’
    • ‘Jerry Garcia suggested that motorcycle gang the Hell's Angels would be the ideal security team for the show.’
    • ‘There was an ongoing gang war between the Hell's Angels and the Outlaws, and it was part of a fund-raising campaign.’
    • ‘Raised by his grandmother, he befriended a chapter of the Hell's Angels motorbike gang, is smothered in tattoos and has his nipples pierced.’
    • ‘Barat, who is famous in his native Kurdistan as a singer and woodwind player, combines the styles of the Hell's Angels and the world-music circuit.’
    • ‘At the concert a policeman warned me there might be trouble from the Hell's Angels - and at the end of the evening he said, ‘Oh, they were marvellous.’’
    • ‘He had some friends that are in the Hell's Angels in California.’
    • ‘Sonny Badger, a leader of the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels, has sort of retired and has become somewhat of a sociologist.’
    • ‘The drugs supposedly came from the Rockers motorcycle gang, affiliated with the Hell's Angels.’
    • ‘Many Canadians believe that the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang and organized crime figures control this union.’
    • ‘He made his name 40 years ago by chronicling the notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels, and writing an excellent book about the motorcycle culture.’
    • ‘For all I knew she was getting into a fight with a man from Hell's Angels or some other biker gang.’
    • ‘He plays about 250 shows a year for audiences that run the gamut from Bible societies to Hell's Angels chapters.’
    • ‘I'm a member of the Hell's Angels but I don't bring them down here.’
    • ‘They look like they could toss a gang of Hell's Angels without breaking a sweat.’
    • ‘Four of the sentenced men belonged to the notorious Nomads branch of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang.’