an arrangement or agreement between an employer and a labor union by which employees who are members of the union at the time the agreement is made, or who subsequently join, must either remain members until the agreement expires, or be discharged.
[meyn-tuh-nuh ns] /ˈmeɪn tə nəns/ noun 1. the act of : the maintenance of proper oral hygiene. 2. the state of being : the maintenance of friendly relations with England. 3. care or upkeep, as of machinery or property: With proper maintenance the car will last for many years. 4. means of upkeep, support, or […]
[mantuh-nawn] /mɛ̃təˈnɔ̃/ noun 1. Marquise de (Françoise d’Aubigné) 1635–1719, second wife of Louis XIV. /French mɛ̃tnɔ̃/ noun 1. Marquise de, title of Françoise d’Aubigné. 1635–1719, the mistress and, from about 1685, second wife of Louis XIV
[meyn-top] /ˈmeɪnˌtɒp/ noun, Nautical. 1. a platform at the head of the lower mainmast. /ˈmeɪnˌtɒp/ noun 1. a top or platform at the head of the mainmast
[meyn-top-gal-uh nt; Nautical meyn-tuh-gal-uh nt] /ˈmeɪn tɒpˈgæl ənt; Nautical ˈmeɪn təˈgæl ənt/ noun 1. the main-topgallantmast, its sail, or its yard.