a factory, office, or other business establishment in which union membership is a condition of being hired as well as of continued employment.
(formerly) an industrial establishment in which there exists a contract between a trade union and the employer permitting the employment of the union’s members only Compare open shop, union shop
Technically, a business in which employees must join a labor union before being hired. This practice is now illegal. The term is used synonymously with union shop.
- Closed society
noun a culture in which there is a rigid structure and little freedom or tolerance of belief, cf. open society See open society
- Closed source
[klohzd-stak] /ˈkloʊzdˈstæk/ adjective, Library Science. 1. having access to the stacks limited to the staff of the library or to a limited group of library users.
noun, Baseball. 1. a batting stance in which the front foot is positioned closer to the inside of the batter’s box than the back foot.