strikebreaking

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strike +‎ breaking or strikebreak +‎ -ing

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strikebreaking

  1. present participle of strikebreak

Noun[edit]

strikebreaking (usually uncountable, plural strikebreakings)

  1. Activity intended to disrupt or end a strike without an agreement by workers.
    Synonyms: blackleggery, scabbery
    • 1934, "Hell on the Hoof," Time, 6 Aug.,
      The Government dared not hire men to care for its 50,000 head for fear of being accused of strikebreaking.

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Adjective[edit]

strikebreaking (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to such activity.
    • 1992, "Bulldozing the U.A.W.," Time, 27 Apr.,
      Caterpillar's main strikebreaking tactic had been to advertise for permanent replacements.

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