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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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Examples from the web for walkout
  • Either way, the impact of the walkout may not be immediate.
  • The walkout lasted eight months, the longest in the game's history.
  • But there is more to this walkout than the usual dispute over pay and conditions.
  • The media conglomerates, on the other hand, are too big to feel much financial pain from a walkout lasting three months.
  • What definitely was not reasonable was an unannounced walkout on the eve of a long holiday weekend.
  • The walkout was planned about a month ago, and has really caught fire now.
  • In the tense days following the walkout it was the studios, not the ex-sportscaster, who first blinked.
  • The impact of a strike by television and film writers was becoming more evident as the walkout entered its third day.
  • Lodging options include luxury suites with walkout beach access and deluxe double queen rooms with a workstation and ocean views.
  • With their chapters threatening a walkout, the fraternity voted overwhelmingly to remain all-white.
British Dictionary definitions for walkout

walk out

verb (intransitive, adverb)
to leave without explanation, esp in anger
to go on strike
(informal) walk out on, to abandon or desert
(Brit, obsolete or dialect) walk out with, to court or be courted by
a strike by workers
the act of leaving a meeting, conference, etc, as a protest
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Slang definitions & phrases for walkout

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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