Definition of strikebreaker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstrīkˌbrākər/


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.


Pronunciation: /ˈstrīkˌbrākiNG/
Example sentences
  • Like Sinclair, Poole covered the 1904 Stockyard Strike as a journalist and witnessed the emotional impact of strikebreaking firsthand.
  • They have done nothing to seriously oppose the strikebreaking.
  • Solidarity helped beat the strikebreaking, and solidarity can beat privateers like Cleanaway and the councils who back them.

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Syllabification: strike·break·er

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