wildcat strike

noun

Definition of wildcat strike

  1. :  a strike that is started by a group of workers without the approval of their union

Word by Word Definitions

wildcatplay
  1. :  an Old World cat (Felis silvestris) that resembles but is heavier in build than the domestic tabby cat and is usually held to be among the ancestors of the domestic cat

    :  any of various small or medium-sized cats (such as the lynx or ocelot)

    :  a feral domestic cat

  1. :  issued by a financially irresponsible banking establishment

    :  financially irresponsible or unreliable

    :  operating, produced, or carried on outside the bounds of standard or legitimate business practices

  1. :  to prospect and drill an experimental oil or gas well or sink a mine shaft in territory not known to be productive

strikeplay
  1. :  to take a course :  go

    :  to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

    :  to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. :  a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

    :  an act or instance of striking

    :  a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer


Law Dictionary

wildcat strike

  1. see strike


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