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blackleg

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English

Noun

Singular
blackleg

Plural
blacklegs

blackleg (blacklegs)
  1. (uncountable) Fatal cattle disease caused by soil-borne bacteria.
  2. (countable) A person who takes the place of striking workers. A scab.
  3. (countable) A person who cheats in a game, a cheater.

Translations

Adjective

blackleg (not comparable)

Positive
blackleg

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Relating to a scab worker.
    The blackleg workers entered under cover of darkness.

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