the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come to work until they accept the employer’s terms.
also lock-out, “act of locking out workers,” 1854, from lock (v.) + out.
The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a plant by an employer during a labor dispute.
- Locked and loaded
[Military slang for an M-16 rifle with magazine inserted and prepared for firing] Said of a removable disk volume properly prepared for use – that is, locked into the drive and with the heads loaded. Ironically, because their heads are “loaded” whenever the power is up, this description is never used of Winchester drives (which […]
noun, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. . 2. Older Use. .
[lok-ee-uh n] /ˈlɒk i ən/ noun 1. an adherent of the philosophy of Locke. adjective 2. of, relating to, or resembling the philosophy of Locke.
[lok-set] /ˈlɒkˌsɛt/ noun 1. an assembly of parts making up a complete system, especially one used on a door, including knobs, plates, and a mechanism.