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

Translation of blackleg in Spanish:


  • (British English) [pejorative] (breaker of strike)
    rompehuelgas (masculine or feminine) [pejorative]
    esquirol (masculine or 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-

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