strike·​break·​ing | \ ˈstrīk-ˌbrā-kiŋ How to pronounce strikebreaking (audio) \

Definition of strikebreaking

: action designed to break up a strike

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Recent Examples on the Web This prompted complaints and personal attacks on Lafollette from those who supported strikebreaking. Longreads, "How Lobbyists Normalized the Use of Chemical Weapons on American Civilians," 24 Nov. 2014

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First Known Use of strikebreaking

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Strikebreaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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