Share this entry

Share this page

lockout

Line breaks: lock|out
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkaʊt
 
/

Definition of lockout in English:

noun

The exclusion of employees by their employer from their place of work until certain terms are agreed to: the union took strike action and management responded with a lockout
More example sentences
  • The company claims the wage rise is totally unacceptable and has refused to lift the lockout until the union ends all industrial action.
  • Management offered to lift the lockout if employees accept a proposal allowing the company to cut jobs and working conditions.
  • Union leaders said they expected the lockout and blamed the employers for inflaming already tense negotiations.

Words that rhyme with lockout

knockout

Definition of lockout in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…