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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
References in classic literature ?
Among the passengers there was an American named Condon, a noted blackleg and crook who was "wanted" in a half dozen of the larger cities of the United States.
I remember the confounded blackleg and the way in which he used to cheat and hoodwink poor George.
8DA 3850 followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Appears 9 Loots 10 Trove 11 Orchard 12 Obi 13 Spelling 16 Needling 17 Amp 19 Cake tin 21 Basil 22 Whorl 23 Later on DOWN: 1 Cartoon 2 Opposite 3 Lace 4 Blackleg 5 Lola 6 Aside 8 Smoke signal 13 Sedately 14 Noah's Ark 15 Opulent 18 Scowl 20 Knot 21 Bath
Throughout the governorate, the remaining parts of which were retaken from ISIL in August this year, FAO plans to vaccinate the animals against six diseases: sheep and goat pox, brucellosis, enterotoxaemia, blackleg disease, lumpy skin disease, and foot-and-mouth disease.
First Report of Potato Blackleg Caused by Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp brasiliense in Japan.
Clostridial myonecrosis can also be divided into two diseases, blackleg and gas gangrene, according to its etiological agent and pathogenesis.
The Collins English dictionary tells us that a scab is a blackleg - a person who refuses to support a union's industrial action, especially strikes.
In tropical countries like Rwanda, blackleg and soft rot are commonly occurring diseases in the field as well as during transit and storage of potatoes.
The presumptive diagnosis of blackleg is achieved by clinical observations and routine diagnosis is done by isolation and identification of bacteria, by traditional time consuming method.
These troops, with fixed bayonets at the ready, were housed in the district and used in support of the 1,000-plus imported Mets as they, together, safeguarded imported blackleg labour and effectively broke the strike in the interests of the coalowners who had requested their presence in the first place This was an army of occupation and Winston Churchill was at its head.
Western Australia (WA) was the right choice to gain hands-on-experience in dealing with the disease problems of canola such as blackleg and Sclerotinia stem rot.