strikebreaking

[ strahyk-brey-king ]
/ ˈstraɪkˌbreɪ kɪŋ /

noun

action directed at breaking up a strike of workers.

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Origin of strikebreaking

First recorded in 1915–20; strike + breaking1
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Example sentences from the Web for strikebreaking

  • The next morning a crowd stood before the stairway leading to the factory when the strikebreaking girls came to work.

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