Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a workplace by an employer during a labor dispute. Also called shutout.



the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come to work until they accept the employer's terms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lockout - a management action resisting employee's demandslockout - a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms
opposition, resistance - the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"


[ˈlɒkaʊt] Ncierre m patronal


[ˈlɒkˌaʊt] n (Industry) → serrata
References in classic literature ?
No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.
The strike, or, rather, the lockout, because the workers of Rio Blanco had helped their striking brothers of Puebla.
Exabeam solved this problem by modeling lockout behavior and applying that logic and related rules to its latest solution release, which also records how many times a user has been locked out in the past, so companies can add that information to the user's behavior history.
8220;A lockout device stops something from being switched on when it is absolutely essential that it remains switched off.
While the lockout has played a part in the increased attendance, Abbott said there are other factors also at play.
As there is no certainty with the lockout dates, Ak Bars is not holding any negotiations and is not going to sign short-term contracts with NHL players," Ak Bars announced on its website Monday.
Both had pay reinstated as soon as the lockout ended, and were paid retroactively for the salary they did not claim over the lockout.
NFL, NFLPA Reach Final Agreement to End Lockout Early Monday Morning (http://bizoffootball.
In a memo sent to the players Tuesday night and obtained by the Associated Press, Billy Hunter says the union supports all players "who are taking steps to continue to earn a living, stay in peak competitive shape, and play the game that we love while the unfortunate league-imposed lockout is in place.
When isolation points were identified for which there was no pre-existing lockout device, novel products were designed and manufactured by Lockout Tagout Safety.
The United Football League (UFL) is seeking to bank on the potential NFL lockout.
Bosch, an auto parts supplier, lifted the lockout at its Naganathapura plant on March 13, 2010.