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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
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.
Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Logan Marshall-Green) to stop the uprising by any means necessary.
She chased a strikebreaker down the street, yelling in Yiddish the word for shame.
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.
spokesman Notter said the company would continue to challenge the strikebreaker law but at the state level.
Black Pit (1935) is Maltz's play that deals with a strike in a mining region and the psychology of a strikebreaker.
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?