Definition of lockout in English:

lockout

Line breaks: lock|out
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkaʊt
 
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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.

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