1) N-COUNT A walkout is a strike.
2) N-COUNT If there is a walkout during a meeting, some or all of the people attending it leave in order to show their disapproval of something that has happened at the meeting.

The commission's proceedings have been wrecked by tantrums and walkouts.

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  • walkout — /wawk owt /, n. 1. a strike by workers. 2. the act of leaving or being absent from a meeting, esp. 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… …   Universalium

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