strikebreaker
noun Date: 1904 a person hired to replace a striking worker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • strikebreaker — strike·break·er / strīk ˌbrā kər/ n: an individual hired to replace a striking worker Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. strikebreaker …   Law dictionary

  • strikebreaker — strike‧break‧er [ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə ǁ ər] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES someone who is paid to do the work of a worker who is on strike: • During the strike, the management successfully employed strikebreakers. see also blackleg strikebreaking… …   Financial and business terms

  • strikebreaker — [strīk′brāk΄ər] n. a person who is active in trying to break up a strike, as by working as a scab, supplying scabs for the employer, intimidating strikers, etc. strikebreaking n …   English World dictionary

  • strikebreaker — UK [ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə(r)] / US [ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms strikebreaker : singular strikebreaker plural strikebreakers a worker who refuses to take part in a strike, or a worker who does the job of someone who is taking part in a… …   English dictionary

  • Strikebreaker — A strikebreaker (also called scab or knobstick) is a person who works despite an ongoing strike. Strikebreakers are usually individuals who are not employed by the company prior to the trade union dispute, but rather hired prior to or during the… …   Wikipedia

  • strikebreaker — {n.} One who takes the place of workers on strike or one who recruits such people. * /The striking workers threw rotten eggs at the strikebreakers./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strikebreaker — {n.} One who takes the place of workers on strike or one who recruits such people. * /The striking workers threw rotten eggs at the strikebreakers./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strikebreaker — /struyk bray keuhr/, n. a person who takes part in breaking up a strike of workers, either by working or by furnishing workers. [1900 05; STRIKE + BREAKER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • strikebreaker — noun A non unionized worker hired to replace a striking union worker. Syn: scab See Also: strikebreaking …   Wiktionary

  • strikebreaker — Synonyms and related words: apostate, backslider, blackleg, bolter, collaborationist, collaborator, convert, defector, deserter, fifth columnist, fink, mugwump, proselyte, quisling, rat, recidivist, recreant, renegade, renegado, renegate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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