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walkout

or walk-out

[wawk-out]
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noun
  1. a strike by workers.
  2. the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, especially as an expression of protest.
  3. a doorway in a building or room that gives direct access to the outdoors: a home with a sliding-glass walkout from the living room to the patio.
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adjective
  1. having a doorway that gives direct access to the outdoors: a walkout basement.
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Origin of walkout

1885–90, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk out
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