prestrike

adjective
pre·​strike | \ ˌprē-ˈstrīk How to pronounce prestrike (audio) \
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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“Prestrike.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prestrike. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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