walk-out

walkout

[wawk-out]
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.
adjective
4.
having a doorway that gives direct access to the outdoors: a walkout basement.
Also, walk-out.


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

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

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