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strike-breaker Line breaks: strike-breaker
Pronunciation: /ˈstrʌɪkbreɪkə/

Definition of strike-breaker in English:


A person who works or is employed in place of others who are on strike, thereby making the strike ineffectual.
Example sentences
  • The local press ignored them, probably because there was no colliery in the community and there was therefore no local story of strike-breakers crossing picket lines.
  • The Municipal Corporation has employed strike-breakers.
  • The workers are also concerned about the NAC's willingness to employ strike-breakers.


Example sentences
  • The trade union bureaucracy has even organised strike-breaking efforts on behalf of Lufthansa management.
  • Fiji, South Korea, China and Pakistan were highlighted for strike-breaking and the imposition of heavy prison terms and fines.
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