Meaning of “gangmaster” in the English Dictionary

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"gangmaster" in British English

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gangmasternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡæŋˌmɑː.stər/ us /ˈɡæŋˌmæs.tɚ/ UK

someone who employs a large number of workers, often illegally and for very little money:

The Home Secretary has promised that the gangmasters responsible for immigration crime would be ruthlessly targeted.

(Definition of “gangmaster” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)