\ˈstrech-ˌau̇t \

Definition of stretch-out 

1 : a system of industrial operation in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or with no additional pay

2 : the act of stretching out : the state of being stretched out

3 : an economizing measure that spreads a limited quantity over a larger field than originally intended: such as

a : a slackening of production schedules so that a quantity of goods will be produced over a longer period than initially planned

b : a restructuring of a loan repayment schedule over an extended period of time

First Known Use of stretch-out

1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Legal Definition of stretch-out 

: a labor practice in which workers are required to do extra work with slight or no additional pay

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