Translation of blackleg in Spanish:

blackleg

rompehuelgas, n.

Pronunciation /ˈblækˌlɛɡ//ˈblaklɛɡ/

noun

British
derogatory

  • 1

    (breaker of strike)
    rompehuelgas masculine derogatory
    esquirol masculine derogatory
    carnero masculine River Plate derogatory informal
    carnera feminine River Plate derogatory informal
    • They were ill organized, and defeated by the import of blackleg labour and drought, which struck in 1905.
    • Grassroots peasant activists burned crops, mined and barricaded roads, derailed trains, set fire to buildings, beat up strikebreakers and punctured the tyres of blackleg drivers.
    • At the beginning of the 20th century, the picket was mainly concerned with preventing blackleg labour from being taken in to replace strikers.
    • There was no violence directed against the many blacklegs who drove buses and engaged in other strike-breaking activities.
    • They are known as ‘Scummers’, a term going back to a dock strike in the fifties, when blackleg labour was brought in to breach the picket lines.
    • They sang the Red Flag and the Marseillaise, followed by three cheers for the social revolution and three boos for royalty and blacklegs.
    • The marital crisis coincides with a miners' strike in which the men are forced to live off a pittance while blacklegs take over their jobs.
    • When the newspaper called them ‘desperate rascals, thieves, robbers, cut-throats, and blacklegs’ the newspaper's editors were not far from the truth.
    • Go on strike by all means, but don't be surprised if some unknown blackleg wannabe steals your job.
    • In response to his letter, I wholeheartedly disagree with his comments about ‘scabs’, ‘non-strikers’ and ‘blacklegs’.

intransitive verb

British
derogatory

  • 1

    (break a strike)
    romper una huelga
    esquirolear derogatory
    carnerear River Plate derogatory informal
    • The party's organic hostility to the working class soon proved of value to the bourgeoisie when it blacklegged on the 1980 general strike, which was broken by the government.
    • Second, the left decided to scab and blackleg on the ethnic group, whose struggle is the oldest cause of the left in the region.