Picket

  • 21picket — n. & v. n. 1 a person or group of people outside a place of work, intending to persuade esp. workers not to enter during a strike etc. 2 a pointed stake or peg driven into the ground to form a fence or palisade, to tether a horse, etc. 3 (also… …

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  • 22picket — Piquet Pi*quet , n. [F., prob. fr. pique. See {Pique}, {Pike}, and {Picket}.] A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside. [Written also {picket} and… …

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  • 23picket — Synonyms and related words: Argus, Charley, advance guard, airplane spotter, anchor, armed guard, bank guard, bar, beef, bind, bitch, blockade, boggle, box in, boycott, bridle, bulkhead in, call in question, chain, challenge, coast guard,… …

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  • 24picket — pick|et1 [ pıkıt ] noun count 1. ) a stick put into the ground and used for marking something or for tying an animal to 2. ) a group of people who are protesting about something outside a building, especially a group of workers who are on STRIKE… …

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  • 25picket — 1. noun 1) forty pickets were arrested Syn: striker, demonstrator, protester, objector, picketer 2) fences made of cedar pickets Syn: stake, post, paling; upright, stanchion, piling …

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  • 26picket — n 1. stake, pale, paling, post; upright, stanchion, pile; peg, tether. 2. picketer, demonstrator, protestor, protestant, re sister, objector, rebel, agitator, dissenter, dissident, marcher, Inf. sit in. 3. forward observer, lookout, spotter,… …

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  • 27picket — 1. noun 1) forty pickets were arrested Syn: demonstrator, striker, protester 2) they decided to organize a picket Syn: demonstration, picket line, blockade, boycott, strike 2. verb …

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  • 28picket — [ˈpɪkɪt] noun [C] I ˈpicket ˌline a group of people who are protesting outside a building, especially a group of workers who are on STRIKE II verb [I/T] picket [ˈpɪkɪt] to take part in a protest outside a building About 100 people picketed the US …

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  • 29picket (to) —  Demonstrate. Union workers form PICKET LINES, and protesters against government policies picket the White House …

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  • 30picket — 1. noun a) A stake driven into the ground. A picket fence. b) A type of punishment by which an offender had to rest his or her entire body weight on the top of a small stake. Pickets warned of enemy troops approaching from the west. 2 …

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  • 31picket — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. post, pale, fence; sentry, guard, sentinel, patrol; striker, protester, goon. See warning, restraint, disobedience. v. enclose, bar, fence; tether, restrain. See circumscription. II (Roget s IV) n. 1 …

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  • 32picket — pick·et || pɪkɪt n. patrol of strikers; watch, escort; guardian, keeper; pointed peg, spike v. strike, protest, participate in a picket line; guard, watch over; fence in, enclose …

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  • 33picket — noun 1》 a person or group of people standing outside a workplace trying to persuade others not to enter during a strike. 2》 (also picquet or piquet) a soldier or small body of troops sent out to watch for the enemy. 3》 [usu. as modifier] a… …

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  • 34picket —   1. Stake. Pine. Picket fence, pā pine.   2. Guard. Kia i …

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  • 35picket — a hook attached to the end of a small stick and used by fishermen in landing their fish (Northumberland dialect) …

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  • 36picket — n. [Written also Piquet.] 1. Stake. 2. Stake, pale. 3. (Mil.) Sentinel (on the outposts), guard, watchman, guardsman, sentry …

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  • 37picket — pick·et …

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  • 38picket — A sentry. One engaged in picketing. See picketing …

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  • 39Picket fence — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …

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  • 40Picket guard — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …

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