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[wawk-out] /ˈwɔkˌaʊt/
a strike by workers.
the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, especially as an expression of protest.
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.
having a doorway that gives direct access to the outdoors:
a walkout basement.
Also, walk-out.
Origin of walkout
1885-90, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for walk-out

"strike," 1888, from walk + out. Phrase Walk out "to leave" is attested from 1840.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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walk-out in Culture

walk-out definition

The action of leaving a meeting, place of work, or organization as an expression of disapproval or grievance: “During Grimm's speech, the radical students staged a walk-out.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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Slang definitions & phrases for walk-out

walk on eggs

verb phrase

To proceed very carefully; go gingerly and warily: I always feel as if I'm walking on eggs around her/ walking on thin ice to criticize the government (1859+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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