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noun lock·out \ˈläk-ˌau̇t\

Definition of lockout

  1. :  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

1854

First Known Use of lockout

1854


LOCKOUT Defined for English Language Learners

lockout

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noun lock·out \ˈläk-ˌau̇t\

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


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lockout

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noun lock·out \ˈläk-ˌau̇t\

Legal Definition of lockout

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


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