or stretch-out

[ strech-out ]
/ ˈstrɛtʃˌaʊt /


a deliberate extension of time for meeting a production quota.
a method of labor management by which employees do additional work without a commensurate increase in wages.

Nearby words

  1. stretcher,
  2. stretcher-bearer,
  3. stretchie,
  4. stretching course,
  5. stretchmarks,
  6. stretchy,
  7. stretford,
  8. stretta,
  9. stretti,
  10. stretto

Origin of stretchout

First recorded in 1925–30; noun use of verb phrase stretch out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019