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walk·out

 (wôk′out′)
n.
1. A labor strike.
2. The act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest.

walk′out`

or walk′-out`,



n.
1. a strike by workers.
2. the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, esp. as an expression of protest.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walkout - a strike in which the workers walk outwalkout - a strike in which the workers walk out
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
2.walkout - the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protestwalkout - the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest; "there was a walkout by the Black members as the chairman rose to speak"
protest, dissent, objection - the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent

walkout

noun strike, protest, revolt, stoppage, industrial action Moderate unions have refused to join the walkout.
Translations

walkout

[ˈwɔːkaʊt] N (from conference) → retirada f, abandono m (de la sala); (= strike) → abandono m del trabajo

walkout

[ˈwɔːkaʊt] n [workers] → grève-surprise f

walkout

[ˈwɔːkˌaʊt] n (from conference) → abbandono; (strike) → sciopero selvaggio or a sorpresa
to stage a walkout (from conference) → ritirarsi in segno di protesta (from work) → scendere in sciopero
References in periodicals archive ?
I know that members of the Spaulding student body are planning a walk-out too and I am profoundly grateful to see our young people speaking out and being powerful forces for change.
A NATIONAL postal strike was set to come a step closer today with an expected vote in favour of a walk-out in a bitter row over jobs, pay and services.
Employees in the Finnish wood processing industry are reportedly attempting to speed up salary negotiations by the use of walk-out industrial action.
More than 70% of 80 respondents to a ballot of 128 workers at the town's depot said they supported further action following a two-hour walk-out last month.
Unite will hold talks on strike tactics at the same time as they are meeting bosses, and announce a walk-out for August 23 if the ACAS talks fail.
The union said the walk-out was "solidly supported" as leaders stepped up their attack on Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, accusing him of telling "untruths".
The meeting in London yesterday took place against a background of rising tension at the jail, where an unofficial 24-hour walk-out by hundreds of prison officers took place last week.
However, the second day of action by workers is said to be "solidly supported", with some staff not involved in the walk-out refusing to cross picket lines.
Thousands of staff will find out today if they will be taking part in the biggest ever walk-out by civil service staff.
Lecturers at Gateshead College have also suspended their plans to strike while talks continue, though staff at Newcastle College are still planning a one-day walk-out on Tuesday.
Ambulance Service Union (ASU) official Ray Carrick reacted with anger last night, and said any threats to technicians jobs could spark a walk-out across the whole of the Mersey region.
On January 15, 1979 most Fourth Division fixtures were led by a walk-out after a player was assaulted by a coach.