strikebreaker

strikebreaker

[strahyk-brey-ker]
noun
a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, either by working or by furnishing workers.

Origin:
1900–05; strike + breaker1

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strikebreaker (ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə)
 
n
a person who tries to make a strike ineffectual by working or by taking the place of those on strike
 
'strikebreaking
 
n, —adj

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strikebreaker definition


An employee hired to replace a striking worker. (See scab.)

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