Translation of blackleg in Spanish:
- (British) [derogatory] (breaker of strike)rompehuelgas (masculine or feminine) [derogatory]esquirol (masculine or feminine) [derogatory]carnero (-ra) (masculine, feminine) (Río de la Plata) [colloquial] [derogatory]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 present participle blacklegging past tense, past participle blacklegged
- (British) [derogatory] (break a strike)romper una huelgaesquirolear [derogatory]carnerear (Río de la Plata) [colloquial] [derogatory]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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