Adjective "walkouts" definition and examples

(Walkouts may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɔːkaʊt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A sudden angry departure, especially as a protest or strike.
  1. 'these decisions provoked a walkout by the Dutch delegate'
  2. 'We need to seriously discuss college occupations, mass protests, and walkouts and strikes to stop the war machine.'
  3. 'The walkout was provoked by a monitoring system BA wants to introduce.'
  4. 'Rival DaimlerChrysler last month struck a deal with trade unions, but only after its plans had prompted walkouts and protests.'
  5. 'Journalists in New Zealand are either on strike, or are planning walkouts over work contract negotiations.'
  6. 'The Herald strike follows a series of walkouts by journalists and printers over the last three weeks.'
  7. 'For the past five weeks, the workers have staged walkouts, placed bans on overtime and worked-to-rule.'
  8. 'The proposed cuts were met with mass walkouts, first by public sector workers and then by the rest of the Argentine unions.'
  9. 'There were walkouts of council workers in neighbourhood offices around Birmingham.'
  10. 'Pupils staged a walkout in May to protest about teaching standards.'
  11. 'We were fortunate in that the day afterwards the council management called a meeting at which someone suggested a protest walkout.'

More definitions

1. a strike by workers.

2. the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, especially as an expression of protest.

3. a doorway in a building or room that gives direct access to the outdoors: a home with a sliding-glass walkout from the living room to the patio. adjective

4. having a doorway that gives direct access to the outdoors: a walkout basement.

More examples(as adjective)

"weeks can be walkouts."

"leadings can be walkouts."

"hundredses can be walkouts."

Origin

(walkout)