Definition of “walkout” - English Dictionary

“walkout” in American English

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walkoutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɔkˌɑʊt/

the act of leaving a place to show that you are unhappy, or (of workers) the act of stopping work because of a disagreement with management:

Some people who were unhappy with the changes staged a walkout during the meeting.
The airline barely averted a walkout by flight attendants this past June.

(Definition of “walkout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“walkout” in Business English

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walkoutnoun [ C, usually singular ]

also walk-out uk /ˈwɔːkaʊt/ us

HR, WORKPLACE a situation in which workers refuse to continue working and leave their office, factory, etc. to show their employer that they are unhappy about something:

call/stage/threaten a walkout Cabin crew staged a walkout costing the airline $150m.
avert/call off a walkout
hold/join a walkout
a 24-hour/mass walkout

MEETINGS a situation in which a group of people leave a meeting to show that they do not agree with something:

The meeting ended in a walkout by the union negotiators.

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