sit-down
I. adjective Date: 1834 served to seated diners <
a sit-down dinner
>
; also of, relating to, or serving sit-down meals <
a sit-down restaurant
>
II. noun Date: 1936 1. a cessation of work by employees while maintaining continuous occupation of their place of employment as a protest and means toward forcing compliance with demands 2. a mass obstruction of an activity by sitting down to demonstrate a grievance or to get the activity modified or halted 3. a meeting held especially to discuss and resolve problems or conflicts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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