Definition of Lockout:

  1. The exclusion of employees by their employer from their place of work until certain terms are agreed to.

  2. Industrial action during which an employer withholds work, and denies employees access to the place of work. In effect, it is a strike by the management to compel a settlement to a labor dispute on terms favorable to the employer. When lock out action is taken by several employers in concert, it is called a joint lockout. Also called shut out.

Synonyms of Lockout

Arrest, Ban, Bar, Barring, Bell, Blockade, Boycott, Boycottage, Check, Checkmate, Circumscription, Cutoff, Dead stop, Deadlock, Debarment, Debarring, Demarcation, Embargo, End, Endgame, Ending, Exception, Exclusion, Final whistle, Full stop, Grinding halt, Gun, Halt, Inadmissibility, Injunction, Job action, Narrowing, Nonadmission, Omission, Outlaw strike, Preclusion, Prohibition, Rejection, Relegation, Repudiation, Restriction, Revolt, Rulebook slowdown, Sick-in, Sit-down, Sit-down strike, Slowdown, Stalemate, Stand, Standoff, Standstill, Stay, Stop, Stoppage, Strike, Sympathy strike, Taboo, Tie-up, Turnout, Walkout, Wildcat strike, Work stoppage

How to use Lockout in a sentence?

  1. The lockout was still going on, so none of the players were at the games and it made everyone upset, because they wanted to watch football again.
  2. The lockout was a detritus to the organizations health which taught us a lesson that it is to be avoided at all costs.
  3. Sometimes if an employer isnt getting enough from his employees he will hold a lockout to show them he is serious.

Meaning of Lockout & Lockout Definition