pre·​strike ˌprē-ˈstrīk How to pronounce prestrike (audio)
variants or pre-strike
: 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
: of, relating to, or occurring in the time before a strike or attack
prestrike intelligence
a prestrike reconnaissance flight

Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of prestrike was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Prestrike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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