Scab Definition

Define what is Scab?

1. blackleg, scab, strikebreaker, rat (noun)

someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike.


    worker noun
    a person who works at a specific occupation.

    2. scab (verb)

    form a scab.

    • the wounds will eventually scab.

    heal verb
    get healthy again.

    3. scab (noun)

    the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion.


      solid body substance noun
      the solid parts of the body.


      eschar noun
      a dry scab formed on the skin following a burn or cauterization of the skin.

      4. blackleg, fink, scab, rat (verb)

      take the place of work of someone on strike.

        Synonyms: blackleg, fink, rat

        do work, work verb
        be employed.

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