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    picket

    picket - Dictionary definition and meaning for word picket

    Definition
    (noun) a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event Definition
    (noun) a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack Definition
    (noun) a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work Definition
    (noun) a vehicle performing sentinel duty Definition
    (noun) a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    Synonyms : pale
    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : piquet
    Definition
    (verb) serve as pickets or post pickets
    Example Sentence
    • picket a business to protest the layoffs
    Definition
    (verb) fasten with a picket
    Example Sentence
    • picket the goat
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