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- (uncountable) Fatal cattle disease caused by the soil-borne bacteria Clostridium chauvoei; symptomatic anthrax
- (countable) A person who takes the place of striking workers. A scab.
- (countable) A person who cheats in a game, a cheater.
- (colloquial) A notorious gambler.
- (strikebreaker): scalie
fatal cattle disease
blackleg (not comparable)
- Relating to a scab worker.
- The blackleg workers entered under cover of darkness.