general-strike

general strike

noun
a mass strike in all or many trades and industries in a section or in all parts of a country.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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general strike
 
n
a strike by all or most of the workers of a country, province, city, etc, esp (caps.) such a strike that took place in Britain in 1926

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general strike definition


A strike of all of the workers in a nation or area. General strikes are usually brief and designed to show the unity of the working class.

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