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walkout

[wawk-out] /ˈwɔkˌaʊt/
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
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; noun, adj. use of verb phrase walk out
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Examples 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)
1.
to leave without explanation, esp in anger
2.
to go on strike
3.
(informal) walk out on, to abandon or desert
4.
(Brit, obsolete or dialect) walk out with, to court or be courted by
noun
5.
a strike by workers
6.
the act of leaving a meeting, conference, etc, as a protest
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Slang definitions & phrases for walkout

walkout

noun

A strike: There's a walkout at the supermarkets right now (late 1880s+ Labor union)


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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