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Definition of blackleg noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blackleg

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈblækleɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblækleɡ//
 
(British English, disapproving)
 
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a person who continues to work when the people they work with are on strike; a person who is employed to work instead of those who are on strike compare strike-breaker see also scab