a factory, office, or other business establishment in which union membership is a condition of being hired as well as of continued employment.
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Origin of closed shop
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Words nearby closed shop
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British Dictionary definitions for closed shop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for closed shop
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