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American English: /ˈblækˌlɛɡ/
British English: /ˈblaklɛɡ/

Translation of blackleg in Spanish:


  • (British English) [pejorative] (breaker of strike)
    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)
    romper una huelga
    esquirolear [pejorative]
    carnerear (River Plate area) [colloquial] [pejorative]
    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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