Stakhanovite

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Sta·kha·nov·ite

 (stə-kä′nə-vīt′)
n.
A Soviet worker honored and rewarded for exceptional diligence in increasing production.

[After Aleksei Grigorievich Stakhanov (1906-1977), Soviet miner.]
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