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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Labour relations, unions
blacklegblack‧leg /ˈblækleɡ/ noun [countable] British English  BELsomeone who continues to work when other workers are on strike – used to show disapproval
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blacklegPicketing gave way to marches through factories, when workers would chase blacklegs and occasionally kidnap managers.Across the road in a secure compound are the buildings that house the mostly out-of-state blacklegs.The blackleg buses disappeared off the streets and other vehicles which had been beginning to return to the roads.
From Longman Business Dictionaryblacklegblack‧leg /ˈblækleg/ noun [countable] British English a worker who continues to work during a strike or who does the work of someone who is on strikeChinese seamen were brought in from outside and used as blacklegs by the employers. see also strikebreaker
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