Definition of section hand in English:

section hand


  • A member of a section gang.

    ‘‘There is nothing wrong with working as a railroad section hand but when a group of people are branded for employment only in one particular task there is something radically wrong,’ he contended.’
    • ‘Born in Denison, Texas, on 14 October 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the son of a section hand on the railroad.’
    • ‘Some twenty-five hundred Blackfeet found employment as railroad section hands or agency personnel.’