Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Closed, immobilized, or slowed down by a strike: a strikebound airline.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Describing a company or organization that is not operating normally because some, or all of its workforce are on strike, or it is affected indirectly by a strike elsewhere.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. closed or immobilized by a strike

Etymologies

strike + bound (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As the twentieth century began, progressive reformers in state houses and city halls, socialists in industrial cities and out on the prairies, strikebound workers from coast to coast, working-class feminists, antiwar activists, and numerous others were still vigorously condemning that same Money Trust for turning the whole country into a closely-held system of financial pillage, labor exploitation, and imperial adventuring abroad.

    Steve Fraser: The All-American Occupation

  • Remember when Tribune unloaded its strikebound Daily News on Robert Maxwell I was Sunday editor at the time, they paid him $60 million to take it off their hands.

    Cable’s paper « BuzzMachine

  • The journalists, from the Associated Press Television News and the independent Daily News and Zimbabwe Standard newspapers, were arrested while pursuing reports of attacks on three bakery delivery vans in an impoverished strikebound township in western Harare.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Deal reached to reopen strikebound Port of Montreal

    canada.com Top Stories

  • The strikebound nickel mines in Sudbury represent about 4 per cent of the global supply.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • ACTIVITY at French ports was heavily disrupted today by a lightning 24-hour strike by port workers protesting at what they claimed was the use of force by the French government to enable MSC Cruises 'newest cruise ship, MSC Magnifica, to escape from the strikebound port of Saint Nazaire yesterday afternoon.

    NZ On Screen

  • French Senate OKs retirement reform in tense vote, police force open strikebound fuel refinery

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • Even though President Nicolas Sarkozy ordered authorities to force strikebound fuel depots to open again, one-quarter of the country's gas stations are still without gas, reports say.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Brazilian mining giant Vale Inco wants to cut staff at its strikebound operations in Sudbury by as much as 50 per cent and overhaul workplace practices significantly over the next five years, according to internal company documents.

    LabourStart

  • Vale Inco mulls deep cuts at Sudbury mine But Brazilian parent plays down seriousness of ` proposed strategy 'for strikebound operations

    LabourStart

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.