Meaning of “blackleg” in the English Dictionary

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"blackleg" in Business English

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blacklegnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈblækleɡ/ us

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.

(Definition of “blackleg” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)