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Meaning of BLACKLEG

Pronunciation:  'blak`leg

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
  2. [v]  take the place of work of someone on strike

BLACKLEG is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: rat, rat, scab, scab, strikebreaker
 See Also: do work, work, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Black"leg`\, n.
1. A notorious gambler. [Colloq.]

2. A disease among calves and sheep, characterized by a
   settling of gelatinous matter in the legs, and sometimes
   in the neck. [Eng.]

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