1. [mid-18C–1900s] (UK Und.) a term of transportation or penal servitude.
2. [early 19C+] a convict who has been transported or sentenced to penal servitude.
3. [mid-19C] a convict who has finished his sentence or has been released on parole.
4. [mid-19C+] any convict; thus Lagland, the underworld.
5. [20C+] (prison) any length of sentence.
6. [1930s+] (Aus. prison) a three-month sentence [? link to tramp’s lagging under tramp n.].
[late 19C-1900s] (Aus.) the pentitentiary world.
[early 19C] a spurious illness feigned in order to avoid transportation.
see soldier’s farewell under soldier n.
[early 19C] a ship used for the transportation of convicts to Australia; a prison hulk.
see under dead adj.