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Meaning of BLACKLEG

Pronunciation:  'blak`leg

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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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