- 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
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Examples from the Web for 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