something taken back or away, especially an employee benefit that is eliminated or substantially reduced by the terms of a union contract.
conclusions, impressions, or action points resulting from a meeting, discussion, roundtable, or the like: The takeaway was that we had to do a lot more work on the proposal before it could be shown to the governing board.
3. Chiefly British. a.
a takeout restaurant: Let's pick something up at the Indian takeaway.
food from a takeout restaurant: I get Chinese takeaway at least once a week.
4. Sports. a.
(in hockey and football) the act of getting the puck or ball away from the team on the offense: The problem with most hockey statistics is they are not very consistent in how they determine takeaways and giveaways.
(in golf) a backswing
: I got him a video entitled “Improving the Takeaway in Your Golf Swing” for his birthday.
of or pertaining to what is or can be taken away: a list of takeaway proposals presented by management.
6. Chiefly British, takeout ( def 7 )
for earlier sense “train car for carrying logs”; 1960–65 for def 2; take