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strikebreaking

[strahyk-brey-king] /ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
action directed at breaking up a strike of workers.
Origin of strikebreaking
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20; strike + breaking1
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  • The next morning a crowd stood before the stairway leading to the factory when the strikebreaking girls came to work.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson

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