Meaning of press gang
- a body of persons under the command of an officer, formerly employed to impress others for service, esp. in the navy or army.
Pronunciation: (pres'gang"), [key]
- to force (a person) into military or naval service.
- to coerce (a person) into taking a certain action, political stand, etc.: to be press-ganged into endorsing a candidate.
- press gang (Thesaurus)