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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlockoutlock‧out /ˈlɒkaʊt $ ˈlɑːk-/ noun [countable]  STOP WORKING/GO ON STRIKEa situation when a company does not allow workers to go back to work, especially in a factory, until they accept the employersconditions lock out at lock1
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lockoutHowever, when the unions proved reluctant to make concessions, the employers would have to contemplate the possibility of a lockout.Seven of the previous eight labour-contract renegotiations have involved either a players' strike or a lockout.Employers brought maximum pressure to bear on workers in order to restore order: recalcitrant strikers faced lockouts.Others specialised in local events, such as strikes, lockouts or disasters.But the lockout, and the ensuing negotiations, produced a fait accompli that could not be undone.Miller still thinks the lockout is what set him back.The lockout was lifted months ago, and still the season started late.
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