prestrike

adjective pre·strike \ ˌprē-ˈstrīk \
variants: or pre-strike

Definition of prestrike

1 : of, relating to, or occurring in the time before a workers' strike
  • prestrike negotiations
  • a prestrike rally
  • Though not yet up to prestrike levels, both employment and production were recovering quickly.
  • —Brian Farmer
2 : of, relating to, or occurring in the time before a strike or attack
  • prestrike intelligence
  • a prestrike reconnaissance flight

First Known Use of prestrike

1890

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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