lockout

noun lock·out \ ˈläk-ˌau̇t \

Definition of lockout

:the withholding of employment by an employer and the whole or partial closing of the business establishment in order to gain concessions from or resist demands of employees

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First Known Use of lockout

1853


lock out

verb

Definition of lock out

transitive verb
:to subject (a body of employees) to a lockout

First Known Use of lock out

1853


LOCKOUT Defined for English Language Learners

lockout

noun

Definition of lockout for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which an employer tries to force workers to accept certain conditions by refusing to let them come to work until those conditions are accepted


Law Dictionary

lockout

noun lock·out \ ˈläk-ˌau̇t \

legal Definition of lockout

:the withholding of employment by an employer in order to gain concessions from or resist demands of employees


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