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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)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 罢工期间继续工作者,工贼…
in Chinese (Traditional) 罷工期間繼續工作者,工賊…
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