blackleg n : someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike [syn: scab, strikebreaker, rat] v : take the place of work of someone on strike [syn: scab, rat] [also: blacklegging, blacklegged]
fatal cattle disease
- Russian: чёрная но́жка (čjórnaja nóžka)
- Relating to a scab worker.
- The blackleg workers entered under cover of darkness.
- Russian: штрейкбре́херский (štrejkbréherskij)
The word blackleg has more than one meaning:-
- An older slang term for a strikebreaker, as in Blackleg Miner; scab is the word used today.
- A slang term for a person who cheats at cards, a cardsharp.
- Various animal and plant diseases, including:-
- blackleg - a disease that affects sheep and cattle. Blackleg vaccine gives immunity against it.
- A disease of the rapeseed plant.
- A disease of brassica plants, caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans
- A disease of potatoes: see List of potato diseases
- A disease of cultivated geraniums, caused by species of the fungus Pythium
- The (defunct) UK metal music outfit Matter released an album entitled Blackleg in early 2002.
- In the mid-19th century in the USA, the human disease scurvy
- See Opelousas, Louisiana#History
- "Operation Blackleg" was a codename for the recovery of security-sensitive items from the wreck of HMS Coventry after the Falklands War. http://www.mcdoa.org.uk/News.htm
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