stretch–out

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noun \ˈstrech-ˌau̇t\

Definition of stretch–out

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

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

  3. 3 :  an economizing measure that spreads a limited quantity over a larger field than originally intended: such asa :  a slackening of production schedules so that a quantity of goods will be produced over a longer period than initially plannedb :  a restructuring of a loan repayment schedule over an extended period of time

1930

First Known Use of stretch–out

1930


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stretch–out

noun

Legal Definition of stretch–out

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

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