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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 ?
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.
Thousands of staff will find out today if they will be taking part in the biggest ever walk-out by civil service staff.
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.
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.
On January 15, 1979 most Fourth Division fixtures were led by a walk-out after a player was assaulted by a coach.
Byline: A national postal strike is set to come a step closer with an expected vote in favour of a walk-out.
Unite the union said if the walk-outs go ahead, almost 2,500 staff will miss work.