Lockout definition

lŏkout
The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a workplace by an employer during a labor dispute.
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The refusal by an employer to allow employees to come in to work until agreement is reached, as on contract terms.
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An employer’s refusal to allow employees to work, in retaliation for union activity or a labor dispute.
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The opposite of a strike, a labor disruption where management refuses to allow workers into a plant to work even if they are willing.
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The action of installing a lock to keep someone out of an area, such as eviction of a tenant by changing the lock.
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(computing) A situation where the system is not responding to input.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lockout
Plural:
lockouts