Definition of Blackleg

1. Noun. Someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.

Exact synonyms: Rat, Scab, Strikebreaker
Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Rat, Rat, Scab



2. Verb. Take the place of work of someone on strike.
Exact synonyms: Fink, Rat, Scab
Generic synonyms: Do Work, Work
Derivative terms: Rat, Ratter, Scab

Definition of Blackleg

1. n. A notorious gambler.

Definition of Blackleg

1. Noun. Fatal cattle disease caused by the soil-borne bacteria ''Clostridium chauvoei''; symptomatic anthrax ¹

2. Noun. A person who takes the place of striking workers. A scab. ¹

3. Noun. A person who cheats in a game, a cheater. ¹

4. Noun. (colloquial) A notorious gambler. ¹

5. Adjective. Relating to a scab worker. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackleg

1. a cattle disease [n -S]

Medical Definition of Blackleg

1. 1. A notorious gambler. 2. A disease among calves and sheep, characterised by a settling of gelatinous matter in the legs, and sometimes in the neck. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackleg

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Literary usage of Blackleg

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1. Text-book of Meat Hygiene: With Special Consideration of Antemortem and by Richard Heinrich Edelmann (1919)
"If blackleg is found on antemortem inspection, or if it is even suspected, ... The meat of animals suffering from blackleg, although not injurious to man, ..."

2. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1913)
"Directions for Using blackleg Vaccine blackleg vaccine is made from diseased flesh taken from a calf that has died from blackleg. ..."

3. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1920)
"Directions for Using blackleg Vaccine blackleg vaccine is made from diseased flesh taken from a calf that has died from blackleg. ..."

4. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"... Cornevin & Thomas have stated that cattle raised in blackleg districts mostly contract the disease at a young age, while animals brought there from ..."

5. Sheep Diseases by Eustace Thurman Baker (1916)
"Like tetanus, it grows only in oxygen free cultures. Symptoms: Tn general the clinical picture is much the same as that of blackleg. Usually the BACILLUS OF ..."

6. Party Leaders: Sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alex'r Hamilton, Andrew Jackson by Joseph Glover Baldwin (1855)
"... in relation to the Panama Mission—President's Message in reply—Randolph's Speech on the Message—His Expression " The Puritan and the blackleg"—Duel with ..."

7. Text-book of Meat Hygiene: With Special Consideration of Antemortem and by Richard Heinrich Edelmann (1919)
"If blackleg is found on antemortem inspection, or if it is even suspected, ... The meat of animals suffering from blackleg, although not injurious to man, ..."

8. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1913)
"Directions for Using blackleg Vaccine blackleg vaccine is made from diseased flesh taken from a calf that has died from blackleg. ..."

9. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1920)
"Directions for Using blackleg Vaccine blackleg vaccine is made from diseased flesh taken from a calf that has died from blackleg. ..."

10. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1912)
"... Cornevin & Thomas have stated that cattle raised in blackleg districts mostly contract the disease at a young age, while animals brought there from ..."

11. Sheep Diseases by Eustace Thurman Baker (1916)
"Like tetanus, it grows only in oxygen free cultures. Symptoms: Tn general the clinical picture is much the same as that of blackleg. Usually the BACILLUS OF ..."

12. Party Leaders: Sketches of Thomas Jefferson, Alex'r Hamilton, Andrew Jackson by Joseph Glover Baldwin (1855)
"... in relation to the Panama Mission—President's Message in reply—Randolph's Speech on the Message—His Expression " The Puritan and the blackleg"—Duel with ..."

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