Pronunciation: (fûr'lō),[key] —n. 1. Mil.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.
—v.t. 1. to grant a furlough to.
2. to lay (an employee or worker) off from work, usually temporarily.