strike·​break·​ing ˈstrīk-ˌbrā-kiŋ How to pronounce strikebreaking (audio)
: action designed to break up a strike

Examples of strikebreaking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The strike notice instructs SAG-AFTRA members to direct their agents to cease all negotiations for services and to inform the union of any strikebreaking activity. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 July 2023 The gist was trying to give a speech without writing one, as that could be considered a strikebreaking activity. Vulture, 1 June 2023 The document also specifies consequences for strikebreaking, which can include fines, suspension and expulsion from IATSE. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 15 Oct. 2021 This prompted complaints and personal attacks on Lafollette from those who supported strikebreaking. Longreads, 24 Nov. 2014

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of strikebreaking was in 1905

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“Strikebreaking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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strike·​break·​ing -ˌbrā-kiŋ How to pronounce strikebreaking (audio)
: action designed to break up a strike
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