Meaning of “lockout” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “lockout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lockout" in American English

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lockoutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɑkˌɑʊt/

an action taken by an employer to stop workers from going into their place of work until they agree to particular conditions given by the employer

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"lockout" in Business English

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lockoutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈlɒkaʊt/ us WORKPLACE

an occasion when an employer stops workers from entering the place they work in because of a disagreement about working conditions, pay, etc.:

A contract agreement would end the company's lockout of nearly 500 union garbage haulers.


(Definition of “lockout” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)