Translation of blackleg in Spanish:
- (British English) [pejorative] (breaker of strike)rompehuelgas (masculine and feminine) [pejorative]
esquirol (masculine and feminine) [pejorative]
carnero, (-ra) (masculine, feminine) (River Plate area) [colloquial] [pejorative]Example sentences
- In response to his letter, I wholeheartedly disagree with his comments about ‘scabs’, ‘non-strikers’ and ‘blacklegs’.
- There was no violence directed against the many blacklegs who drove buses and engaged in other strike-breaking activities.
- The marital crisis coincides with a miners' strike in which the men are forced to live off a pittance while blacklegs take over their jobs.
intransitive verb -gg-
- (British English) [pejorative] (break a strike)Example sentences
- The party's organic hostility to the working class soon proved of value to the bourgeoisie when it blacklegged on the 1980 general strike, which was broken by the government.
- Second, the left decided to scab and blackleg on the ethnic group, whose struggle is the oldest cause of the left in the region.
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