sit-down strike


noun

a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work or allow others to work until the strike is settled.

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Also called sit-down, sit-in.

Origin of sit-down strike

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35

Words nearby sit-down strike

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British Dictionary definitions for sit-down strike

sit-down strike

noun

a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached
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