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One who works or provides an employer with workers during a strike.

strike′break′ing n.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who tries to make a strike ineffectual by working or by taking the place of those on strike
ˈstrikeˌbreaking n, adj


(ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kər)

a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, as by furnishing workers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strikebreaker - someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"


[ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkəʳ] Nesquirol(a) m/f, rompehuelgas mf inv


[ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkəʳ] ncrumiro/a
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He chose the latter, but to his regret, for all night long gangs of strikebreakers kept arriving.
A thousand or two of strikebreakers were brought in every night, and distributed among the various plants.
On the first day of his life as a strikebreaker Jurgis quit work early, and in a spirit of bravado he challenged three men of his acquaintance to go outside and get a drink.
He next became a private detective for a street railway corporation, and by successive steps developed into a professional strikebreaker.
Similarly disquieting, Harvard provided students as strikebreakers in both the 1912 Bread and Roses textile workers strike and the 1919 Boston police strike.
Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers is a unique history of the Windy City that emphases its experience to all five of the human senses.
The River Floods the Avenue He was the other Valentino, not the romantic sheik and bullfighter of silent movie palaces who died too young, but the Valentino standing on his stoop to watch detectives hired by the company bully strikebreakers onto a trolley, and a chorus of strikers bellowing the banned word scab.
We only saw three vans go out being driven by managers and strikebreakers.
Crown needs to send the strikebreakers home and start negotiating in earnest.
VIOLENCE erupted in Paphos yesterday when police confronted striking builders who tried to stop strikebreakers who were brought in to take over the work at a hotel construction site.
Barron shows that strikebreakers were often new arrivals to a locale.