furlough


furlough

noun

Definition of FURLOUGH

the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily <the landscaping company usually has to put most of its personnel on furlough during the extremely slow winter months>
Synonyms ax (or axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, redundancy [chiefly British]

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up furlough? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).