wildcat strike

noun

Definition of wildcat strike

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

Word by Word Definitions

wildcat play
  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

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

  3. : a feral domestic cat

  1. : issued by a financially irresponsible banking establishment

  2. : financially irresponsible or unreliable

  3. : 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

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

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

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

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

  2. : an act or instance of striking

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


Law Dictionary

wildcat strike

legal Definition of wildcat strike

see strike

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