3chiefly British : a worker hostile to trade unionism or acting in opposition to union policies : scab
Examples of blackleg in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHerding Sheep with Bill There was no contradicting his calendar
Of superstitions – the feast of some saint or other
The sheep had to be herded off the mountain,
Culled and counted, dipped and
Doctored with shots for blackleg.
Hartford Courant, courant.com, 11 Mar. 2018
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