a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval
A strike called in violation of an existing contract between labor and management.
noun, Football. 1. a punt, usually on second or third down, made from an offensive formation not usually used for kicking, intended to go beyond the opposing safety men in order to prevent a possible runback.
- Quick like a bunny
adverb phrase Very quickly [1940s+ Students; possibly a reference to the rapid copulation of rabbits]
[kwik-lahym] /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/ noun 1. 1 (def 1). /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/ noun 1. another name for calcium oxide n. late 14c., from quick (adj.) “living” + lime (n.1). A loan-translation of Latin calx viva. So called perhaps for being unquenched, or for the vigorousness of its qualities; cf. Old English cwicfyr “sulfur.”
[kwik-lee] /ˈkwɪk li/ adverb 1. with speed; rapidly; very soon. adv. late Old English cwiculice “vigorously, keenly;” see quick (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “rapidly, in a short space of time” is from c.1200.