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Meaning of LOCKOUT

Pronunciation:  'lâk`awt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms

LOCKOUT is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: opposition, resistance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lock"out`\, n.
The closing of a factory or workshop by an employer, usually
in order to bring the workmen to satisfactory terms by a
suspension of wages.

Thesaurus Terms
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