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
Recent Examples of lockout from the Web
The lockout at the school, 16303 S.E. River Rd., last from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., Hutchison said.
After the lockout was resolved, Rinne barely hesitated to sign his first contract with the Predators and reported to their American Hockey League affiliate in Milwaukee.
Extensive lockout tagout and other detailed safety training was given to all line employees, including Elsea, Ajin said.
Kalil compared this year to the 2011 lockout year when the then-rookie Newton didn’t have the benefit of OTAs, yet managed to break Peyton Manning’s rookie passing record.
As waves from the 10-day West Coast port lockout — which ended Tuesday, at least temporarily — ripple across the country, union and shipper reps continue meeting to settle the latest skirmish in a long-standing war over new technology.
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First Known Use of lockout
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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
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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