sit-down

adjective
\ ˈsit-ˈdau̇n How to pronounce sit-down (audio) \

Definition of sit-down

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: served to seated diners a sit-down dinner also : of, relating to, or serving sit-down meals a sit-down restaurant

sit-down

noun
\ ˈsit-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce sit-down (audio) \

Definition of sit-down (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a cessation of work by employees while maintaining continuous occupation of their place of employment as a protest and means toward forcing compliance with demands
2 : a mass obstruction of an activity by sitting down to demonstrate a grievance or to get the activity modified or halted
3 : a meeting held especially to discuss and resolve problems or conflicts

First Known Use of sit-down

Adjective

1789, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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The first known use of sit-down was in 1789

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“Sit-down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sit-down. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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sit-down

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sit-down

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: done or used while sitting down
: served to people who are sitting down at a table
: serving sit-down meals

sit-down

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sit-down (Entry 2 of 2)

: a strike or protest in which a group of people sit down to block a road, entrance, etc., and refuse to leave until they are given what they demand
: a meeting held to talk about a problem or disagreement
: a short rest while sitting down

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