(redirected from blackleg)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A pejorative term used colloquially in reference to a nonunion worker who takes the place of a union employee on strike or who works for wages and other conditions that are inferior to those guaranteed to a union member by virtue of the union contract.


Labor Union.

See: pariah
References in periodicals archive ?
brasiliensis causing blackleg on potatoes in South Africa.
This agent is responsible for blackleg, a very common disease in cattle that occurs also in large outbreaks (LOBATO et al.
Duarte V De, Boer SH, Ward LJ and AMR de Oliveira Characterization of Erwinia carotovora strains causing blackleg of potato in Brazile, Journal of Applied Microbiology.
Pathogenesis and pathology of blackleg in ruminants: the role of toxins and neuraminidase.
Therefore, Ecc and Echr inoculations resulted in Erwinia early dying symptoms and Eca inoculations resulted in blackleg symptoms.
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.
AS a child the Blackleg Miner was one of the numerous North East songs my Dad would sing about the house, and over my childhood years it seeped into my consciousness.
on the contrary, it returned to the stage with a vengance in June 1901 when, as blackleg labour, it made sure of Penrhyn's final victory.
Clostridium chauvoei is a causative agent of blackleg in cattle sheep goats and other animal species (Radostits et al.
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.
A bacterial infection, known as blackleg was ruled as the cause of death of Lightning Medicine Cloud and two other rare white buffalos who have died at the Lakota Ranch since May, the AP reported.