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Promptly he imposed a lockout on his rebellious progeny and erring spouse.

This lockout is the turning point in the history of trade unionism in England.

The strike was made inoperative for the time being by the lockout of the employers.

The action of these bodies broke the lockout, which was of but brief existence.

No more were they worried by slack times, strike and lockout, and the union label.

This was a new move, calculated to rouse the ire of the wage workers and to prolong the lockout.

To attain their end these associations made liberal use of the lockout, the blacklist, and armed guards and detectives.

Lockout, the exclusion of workmen from a factory by the employer to bring them to terms which they decline to accept.

What is a lockout in a factory or mill when they call it famine and want and hunger and cold, to do their work?

A lockout of employers in a particular business is a holdup of all other employers and workmen, and is undemocratic and unfair.

WORD ORIGIN

also lock-out, "act of locking out workers," 1854, from lock (v.) + out.

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