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Origin of lockout
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Example sentences from the Web for lockout
Matters escalated from there, with threats of a strike and a lockout making headlines throughout the summer.
That figure represents the serious cut that the players took to settle the 2011 lockout, when it was slashed from 57 percent.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Local businesses that rely on the traffic generated by hockey games are feeling the effects of the lockout.
The lockout may not put a crimp in the day of the typical sports fan.
And a shocking number of people spend the night in hotels, so [the lockout] is really a big impact for those businesses.
Lockout, the exclusion of workmen from a factory by the employer to bring them to terms which they decline to accept.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
This lockout is the turning point in the history of trade unionism in England.Twentieth Century Socialism|Edmond Kelly
It has been customary to set the lockout over against the strike as being of equal importance, but this is not the truth.Socialism As It Is|William English Walling
No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.The Iron Heel|Jack London
To attain their end these associations made liberal use of the lockout, the blacklist, and armed guards and detectives.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
British Dictionary definitions for lockout
verb (tr, adverb)
Cultural definitions for lockout
The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a plant by an employer during a labor dispute.
Idioms and Phrases with lockout
Keep out, prevent from entering. For example, Karen was so angry at her brother that she locked him out of the house. [Late 1500s] Shakespeare had it in The Comedy of Errors (4:1): “For locking me out of my doors by day.”
Withhold work from employees during a labor dispute, as in The company threatened to lock out the strikers permanently. [Mid-1800s]