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black·leg

 (blăk′lĕg′)
n.
1. An infectious, usually fatal bacterial disease of cattle and sometimes of sheep, goats, and swine, caused by Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by gas-containing swellings in the musculature.
2. A bacterial or fungal disease of certain plants, such as the cabbage and potato, that causes the stems to turn black at the soil line.
3. One who cheats at cards; a cardsharp.
4. Chiefly British A worker who is opposed to trade unions; a scab.

blackleg

(ˈblæklɛɡ)
n
1.
a. a person who acts against the interests of a trade union, as by continuing to work during a strike or taking over a striker's job
b. (as modifier): blackleg labour.
2. (Veterinary Science) Also called: black quarter an acute infectious disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs, characterized by gas-filled swellings, esp on the legs, caused by Clostridium bacteria
3. (Plant Pathology) plant pathol
a. a fungal disease of cabbages and related plants caused by Phoma lingam, characterized by blackening and decay of the lower stems
b. a similar disease of potatoes, caused by bacteria
4. (Gambling, except Cards) a person who cheats in gambling, esp at cards or in racing
vb, -legs, -legging or -legged
Brit to act against the interests of a trade union, esp by refusing to join a strike

black•leg

(ˈblækˌlɛg)

n.
1. an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle and sheep caused by the soil bacterium Clostridium chauvoei and characterized by darkened and swollen upper legs.
2.
a. a disease of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, characterized by dry, black lesions on the base of the stem, caused by a fungus, Phoma lingam.
b. a disease of potatoes, characterized by wet, black lesions on the base of the stem, caused by a bacterium, Erwinia atroseptica.
3. a swindler.
4. Chiefly Brit. a strikebreaker; scab.
[1715–25]

blackleg


Past participle: blacklegged
Gerund: blacklegging

Imperative
blackleg
blackleg
Present
I blackleg
you blackleg
he/she/it blacklegs
we blackleg
you blackleg
they blackleg
Preterite
I blacklegged
you blacklegged
he/she/it blacklegged
we blacklegged
you blacklegged
they blacklegged
Present Continuous
I am blacklegging
you are blacklegging
he/she/it is blacklegging
we are blacklegging
you are blacklegging
they are blacklegging
Present Perfect
I have blacklegged
you have blacklegged
he/she/it has blacklegged
we have blacklegged
you have blacklegged
they have blacklegged
Past Continuous
I was blacklegging
you were blacklegging
he/she/it was blacklegging
we were blacklegging
you were blacklegging
they were blacklegging
Past Perfect
I had blacklegged
you had blacklegged
he/she/it had blacklegged
we had blacklegged
you had blacklegged
they had blacklegged
Future
I will blackleg
you will blackleg
he/she/it will blackleg
we will blackleg
you will blackleg
they will blackleg
Future Perfect
I will have blacklegged
you will have blacklegged
he/she/it will have blacklegged
we will have blacklegged
you will have blacklegged
they will have blacklegged
Future Continuous
I will be blacklegging
you will be blacklegging
he/she/it will be blacklegging
we will be blacklegging
you will be blacklegging
they will be blacklegging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blacklegging
you have been blacklegging
he/she/it has been blacklegging
we have been blacklegging
you have been blacklegging
they have been blacklegging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blacklegging
you will have been blacklegging
he/she/it will have been blacklegging
we will have been blacklegging
you will have been blacklegging
they will have been blacklegging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blacklegging
you had been blacklegging
he/she/it had been blacklegging
we had been blacklegging
you had been blacklegging
they had been blacklegging
Conditional
I would blackleg
you would blackleg
he/she/it would blackleg
we would blackleg
you would blackleg
they would blackleg
Past Conditional
I would have blacklegged
you would have blacklegged
he/she/it would have blacklegged
we would have blacklegged
you would have blacklegged
they would have blacklegged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blackleg - someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Verb1.blackleg - take the place of work of someone on strike
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
Translations

blackleg

[ˈblækleg] (Brit) (Ind)
A. Nesquirol mf
B. VIser esquirol, trabajar durante una huelga

blackleg

[ˈblæklɛg] n (British)jaune m

blackleg

[ˈblækˌlɛg] n (Brit) → crumiro/a