Picket

  • 81Inlying picket — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 82outlying picket — 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 83picket line — noun Date: 1856 1. a position held by a line of military pickets 2. a line of people picketing a business, organization, or institution …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 84picket boat — a vessel used to patrol a harbor. [1865 70] * * * …

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  • 85picket fence — a fence consisting of pickets or pales nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts. Also called paling, paling fence. [1790 1800, Amer.] * * * …

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  • 86picket line — a line of strikers or other demonstrators serving as pickets. [1855 60] * * * …

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  • 87picket fence — noun A simple fence made from wooden pickets, connected by horizontal bars …

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  • 88picket line — noun a) A line or rope held by one or many pickets, chiefly one used for tethering horses. b) A barrier or fortification formed by pickets; a stockade …

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  • 89picket line — people on strike, group of protesters …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 90picket fence — noun (C) AmE a fence made up of a line of strong pointed sticks fixed in the ground …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 91picket fence — pick′et fence′ n. cvb bui a fence consisting of pickets nailed to horizontal stringers between upright posts • Etymology: 1790–1800, amer …

    From formal English to slang

  • 92picket line — pick′et line n. a line of strikers or other pickets • Etymology: 1855–60 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 93picket fence — /pɪkət ˈfɛns/ (say pikuht fens) noun a fence made of wooden slats, close set vertically, and attached to horizontal timbers fixed to posts in the ground …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 94picket-beard — …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 95Screw picket — A screw picket is a metal device used to secure something to the ground. Today, screw pickets are used widely to temporarily picket dogs and grazing animals such as sheep, goats, and horses. Screw pickets are also used to stabilize small trees,… …

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  • 96Radar picket — A radar picket is a radar equipped ship, submarine, aircraft, or vehicle used to increase the radar detection range around a force to protect it from surprise attack. Often several detached radar units encircle a force to provide increased cover… …

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