strikebreaker


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strike·break·er

 (strīk′brā′kər)
n.
One who works or provides an employer with workers during a strike.

strike′break′ing n.

strikebreaker

(ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə)
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

strike•break•er

(ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kər)

n.
a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, as by furnishing workers.
[1900–05]
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"
Translations

strikebreaker

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

strikebreaker

[ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkəʳ] ncrumiro/a
References in classic literature ?
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 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.
He next became a private detective for a street railway corporation, and by successive steps developed into a professional strikebreaker.
She chased a strikebreaker down the street, yelling in Yiddish the word for shame.
He points out that since June 6, at least one strikebreaker has been killed on the job in Cananea, and more than 25 have been injured, some seriously.
The banks are currently on strike, refusing to lend and the government is going to have to play the role of the strikebreaker.
the role of strikebreaker to express their antagonism toward workers.
After a series of skirmishes, including one in which three mine guards and a strikebreaker were killed, Governor Elias Ammons called out the Colorado National Guard, ostensibly to restore peace.
Is one a scab or strikebreaker when one takes a job during a strike that the striking workers, all of whom are white, have themselves gone on strike to keep black workers out of?
San Francisco Treasurer Also to Investigate Strikebreaker Companies for Failure to Pay Taxes
The ordinance defines strikebreaker broadly as "any person who repeatedly secures or seeks to secure employment by offering to.