- the shutting of most of the shops in a town one afternoon each week
- (as adjective)early-closing day
Examples from the Web for early closing
A dark blind was pulled down inside, because it was Wednesday and early-closing day.Oswald Bastable and Others|Edith Nesbit
It was early-closing day in the village, and he found the old man just locking up his door prepared for a ramble.His Big Opportunity|Amy Le Feuvre
We are making haste,” Dick shouted back, “in case it is early-closing day.
Veronica performed a useful service by seizing the moment to express a hope that it was not early-closing day.
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