furlough: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (fûr'lō), [key]
— n.
  1. a vacation or leave of absence granted to an enlisted person.
  2. a usually temporary layoff from work: Many plant workers have been forced to go on furlough.
  3. a temporary leave of absence authorized for a prisoner from a penitentiary.
  1. to grant a furlough to.
  2. to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usually temporarily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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