Definition of black ban in English:

black ban

Line breaks: black ban


  • A mass refusal to supply or purchase goods or services in an attempt to force a particular decision or action.
    More example sentences
    • Short of a black ban by the unions, I explained, you're gone for all money.
    • The term green ban was coined by Jack Mundey in 1973 to distinguish these actions from traditional union black bans.
    • Indonesia is calling, calling for our help, for a black ban on all Dutch ships.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea