Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A labor strike.
  • noun The act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest.

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  • noun a sudden stoppage of work; a strike
  • noun a similar mass action of people leaving a place as a form of protest

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of walking out (of a meeting or organization) as a sign of protest
  • noun a strike in which the workers walk out

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Examples

  • The walkout is also bad news for Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Labour Party, which relies heavily on funding from the country's labor unions, and a gift for the main opposition Conservative Party, which is leading opinion polls ahead of a general election due within weeks.

    Impasse as British Airways strike enters third day

  • A coalition of poor countries organized a mass walkout from the WTO's Minesterial meetings, where trade reps from the developing world were subjected to intense pressure to grant concessions to the rich countries.

    Boing Boing: September 14, 2003 - September 20, 2003 Archives

  • So Cavfan are you going to again walkout for the support of the troops? woohoo danpri

    Anti-War March by Public School Students at cvillenews.com

  • Mr Serwotka is considering a short-term walkout as chancellor Alistair Darling announces the Budget later this month.

    The Latest From www.politics.co.uk

  • For what else can we call their walkout in protest at President Iajuddin's speech because he

    The Daily Star

  • The "walkout" -- where a retiring VIP walks between two rows of white-gloved officers who applaud and/or salute -- is a ritual for top department officials.

    Len Levitt: The NYPD: Image Versus Substance

  • The "walkout" -- where a retiring VIP walks between two rows of white-gloved officers who applaud and/or salute -- is a ritual for top department officials.

    The NYPD: Image Versus Substance

  • Just in case anybody hasn’t heard, the GEO walkout is on.

    hughstimson.org » Blog Archive » It’s A Walkout

  • Prompting the walkout is the much anticipated and imminent announcement by the United Nations Tribunal doing the investigating of the killings of official indictments against Hezbollah terror operatives reporting directly to Hezbollah's Secretary General Sheikh Nasrallah -- Hezbollah's mini ayatollah and Iran's puppet agent provocateur.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Firestorm Among Lebanon's Cedars

  • Prompting the walkout is the much anticipated and imminent announcement by the United Nations Tribunal doing the investigating of the killings of official indictments against Hezbollah terror operatives reporting directly to Hezbollah's Secretary General Sheikh Nasrallah -- Hezbollah's mini ayatollah and Iran's puppet agent provocateur.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Firestorm Among Lebanon's Cedars

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