blackleg

(redirected from blacklegs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • noun
  • verb

Synonyms for blackleg

someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

Related Words

take the place of work of someone on strike

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Beasley, aware that to call a man a blackleg was a form of intimidation not permitted by law, no doubt chuckled as he filed the notice away for future use.
"Also they were going to use blacklegs and his best friend is badly beaten up on the picket line and he thinks it just isn't right.
Labour MP George Galloway blasted the Royal Mail men involved as "blue stockinged blacklegs".
Take one example: "Since strikes spilled into the neighborhood, where mill owners recruited blacklegs and strikes mobilized pickets, money lenders extended or withdrew their credit and landlords demanded or waived their rents, the momentum of industrial action continuously forged and reconstituted the political traditions of Girangoan [mill district]" (173).
It is, however, interesting in that it illustrates the violent hatred felt by the union men towards the blacklegs."
The only blacklegs were workers at Brook Motors' Empress Works.
There was one area in which 30s Wales was no different from today - the opinions of miners about strikes, picket lines and blacklegs. "Feelings do run deep," Kate says.
He even plans to bring in foreign blacklegs. That's all we need - a battalion of Euros cab-in-a-cab drivers lost on the motorways.
I could be back in 1983/84; the same rhetoric, the same excuses from the same right-wing politicians, the same bias from the BBC, the same conscience-salving reasons given from scabs and blacklegs.
More than 8,000 striking miners used the ground for their meetings, listening to the passionate pleas of Will John to mass picket and stop the blacklegs.