- the shutting of most of the shops in a town one afternoon each week
- (as adjective)early-closing day
- the day on which this happensThursday is early closing in Aylesbury
Examples from the Web for early closing
Historical Examples of early closing
We are making haste,” Dick shouted back, “in case it is early-closing day.
It is to the cafes that the early-closing law chiefly applies.Europe Revised
Irvin S. Cobb
You should have seen Mr. Hoopdriver promenading the brilliant gardens at Earl's Court on an early-closing night.The Wheels of Chance
H. G. Wells
Veronica performed a useful service by seizing the moment to express a hope that it was not early-closing day.
A dark blind was pulled down inside, because it was Wednesday and early-closing day.Oswald Bastable and Others