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

Examples of prestrike in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The inquiry made several recommendations for fixing the process through which strikes are ordered, including putting in new measures to cut down the risk of confirmation bias and reviewing the prestrike procedures used to assess the presence of civilians. New York Times, 27 Jan. 2022

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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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“Prestrike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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