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blackleg

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈblækleɡ/
UK disapproving WORKPLACE an employee who continues to work during a strike (= a period when workers refuse to work because of a disagreement with an employer): They protested about the use of blackleg labour. → Compare strikebreaker
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