Definition of "lockout"
  1. An action taken by employers to deny employees access to their workplace as part of a strategy to leverage agreements or resist workers' claims
How to use "lockout" in a sentence
  1. The company engaged in a lockout to force the workers to rethink their wage demands.
  2. During the lockout, employees were not allowed to enter the workplace until an agreement was reached.
  3. The lockout hurt both the company and its employees as production came to a halt.

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