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Noun: picket  pi-kit
  1. A protester or group of protestors posted outside a place of work, esp. during a strike to encourage others not to go to work
     
  2. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    - lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout
     
  3. A detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
     
  4. (military) a vehicle performing sentinel duty
     
  5. A wooden strip forming part of a fence
    - pale
     
  6. A form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake
    - piquet
Verb: picket  pi-kit
  1. Serve as pickets or post pickets
    "picket a business to protest the layoffs"
     
  2. Fasten with a picket
    "picket the goat"

Derived forms: picketed, picketing, pickets

Type of: demonstrate, demonstrator, detachment, fasten, fix, march, military vehicle, protester, protestor, secure, security guard, strip, torture, torturing, watcher, watchman

Part of: paling, picket fence

Encyclopedia: Picket