Lockout



[lok-out] /ˈlɒkˌaʊt/

noun
1.
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.
n.

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.

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