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pick·et

 (pĭk′ĭt)
n.
1. A pointed stake often driven into the ground to support a fence, secure a tent, tether animals, mark points in surveying, or, when pointed at the top, serve as a defense.
2. A detachment of one or more troops, ships, or aircraft held in readiness or advanced to warn of an enemy's approach: "The outlying sonar picket ... was to detect, localize, and engage any submarine trying to close the convoy" (Tom Clancy).
3.
a. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
b. A person or group of persons present outside a building to protest.
v. pick·et·ed, pick·et·ing, pick·ets
v.tr.
1. To enclose, secure, tether, mark out, or fortify with pickets.
2.
a. To post as a picket.
b. To guard with a picket.
3. To post a picket or pickets during a strike or demonstration.
v.intr.
To act or serve as a picket.

[French piquet, from Old French, from piquer, to prick; see pique.]

pick′et·er n.

picket

(ˈpɪkɪt)
n
1. (Building) a pointed stake, post, or peg that is driven into the ground to support a fence, provide a marker for surveying, etc
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an individual or group that stands outside an establishment to make a protest, to dissuade or prevent employees or clients from entering, etc
3. (Military) Also: picquet a small detachment of troops or warships positioned towards the enemy to give early warning of attack
vb
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to post or serve as pickets at (a factory, embassy, etc): let's go and picket the shop.
5. (Military) to guard (a main body or place) by using or acting as a picket
6. (tr) to fasten (a horse or other animal) to a picket
7. (Building) (tr) to fence (an area, boundary, etc) with pickets
[C18: from French piquet, from Old French piquer to prick; see pike2]
ˈpicketer n

pick•et

(ˈpɪk ɪt)

n.
1. a post, stake, or peg that is driven into the ground for use in a fence, to fasten down a tent, etc.
2. a person stationed, as by a union, outside a factory, store, etc., to dissuade workers or customers from entering it during a strike.
3. a person engaged in any similar demonstration, as against a government's policies.
4. a soldier or detachment of soldiers placed on a line forward of a position to warn against an enemy advance.
5. an aircraft or ship performing similar sentinel duty.
v.t.
6. to enclose within a picket fence or stockade, as for protection or imprisonment.
7. to fasten or tether to a picket.
8. to place pickets in front of or around (a factory, embassy, etc.), as during a strike or demonstration.
9.
a. to guard, as with pickets.
b. to station as a picket.
v.i.
10. to stand or march as a picket.
[1680–90; < French piquet. See pike2, -et]
pick′et•er, n.

Picket

 a small detached body of troops, 1761. See also detachment, detail.
Examples: picket of cavalry and infantry, 1844; of soldiers; of the spirit host, 1866; of strikers.

picket


Past participle: picketed
Gerund: picketing

Imperative
picket
picket
Present
I picket
you picket
he/she/it pickets
we picket
you picket
they picket
Preterite
I picketed
you picketed
he/she/it picketed
we picketed
you picketed
they picketed
Present Continuous
I am picketing
you are picketing
he/she/it is picketing
we are picketing
you are picketing
they are picketing
Present Perfect
I have picketed
you have picketed
he/she/it has picketed
we have picketed
you have picketed
they have picketed
Past Continuous
I was picketing
you were picketing
he/she/it was picketing
we were picketing
you were picketing
they were picketing
Past Perfect
I had picketed
you had picketed
he/she/it had picketed
we had picketed
you had picketed
they had picketed
Future
I will picket
you will picket
he/she/it will picket
we will picket
you will picket
they will picket
Future Perfect
I will have picketed
you will have picketed
he/she/it will have picketed
we will have picketed
you will have picketed
they will have picketed
Future Continuous
I will be picketing
you will be picketing
he/she/it will be picketing
we will be picketing
you will be picketing
they will be picketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been picketing
you have been picketing
he/she/it has been picketing
we have been picketing
you have been picketing
they have been picketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been picketing
you will have been picketing
he/she/it will have been picketing
we will have been picketing
you will have been picketing
they will have been picketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been picketing
you had been picketing
he/she/it had been picketing
we had been picketing
you had been picketing
they had been picketing
Conditional
I would picket
you would picket
he/she/it would picket
we would picket
you would picket
they would picket
Past Conditional
I would have picketed
you would have picketed
he/she/it would have picketed
we would have picketed
you would have picketed
they would have picketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picket - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventpicket - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
2.picket - a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
detachment - a small unit of troops of special composition
3.picket - a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
protester, demonstrator - someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
4.picket - a vehicle performing sentinel duty
military vehicle - vehicle used by the armed forces
picket boat - a boat serving as a picket
picket ship - a ship serving as a picket
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
5.picket - a wooden strip forming part of a fence
paling, picket fence - a fence made of upright pickets
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
6.picket - 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
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
Verb1.picket - serve as pickets or post pickets; "picket a business to protest the layoffs"
demonstrate, march - march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
2.picket - fasten with a picket; "picket the goat"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"

picket

verb
1. blockade, boycott, demonstrate outside The miners went on strike and picketed the power station.
noun
1. demonstration, strike, blockade Demonstrators have set up a twenty-four-hour picket.
2. protester, demonstrator, picketer, flying picket Ten hotels were damaged by pickets in the weekend strike.
3. lookout, watch, guard, patrol, scout, spotter, sentry, sentinel, vedette (Military) Troops are still manning pickets and patrolling the area.
4. stake, post, pale, paling, peg, upright, palisade, stanchion The area was fenced in with pickets to keep out the animals.

picket

noun
A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example:
Translations
مَفْرَزَة جُنود طَوارئنُظّار الإضْرابيَضَع الجُنود او المُضرِبين على المَدخَل
hlídkovatpostavit hlídkystávková hlídkastráž
gå strejkevagtholde vagtstrejkevagtvagtpost
pikett
mielenosoituspaalu
sztrájkõrsztrájkõrségen vansztrájkõrséget állít
hervörîursetja her-/verkfallsvörî umstanda verkfallsvörî viîverkfallsvörîur
eiti sargybą prieišstatyti piketą prieišstatyti sargybos postus priepiketaspiketuoti
izlikt sardzi/posteņuspiketētpiketspostenissardze
hliadkovaťpostaviť hliadkyštrajková hliadka
grev gözcülüğü yapmakgrev gözcüsüileri karakolileri karakola çıkmaknöbet tutmak

picket

[ˈpɪkɪt]
A. N
1. (= stake) → estaca f
2. (= strikers) → piquete m (Mil) (= sentry) → piquete m; (= group) → pelotón m
B. VT [+ factory] → poner piquetes a la puerta de, piquetear (LAm)
C. VIformar piquetes, piquetear (LAm)
D. CPD picket duty N to be on picket dutyestar de guardia
picket fence Nestacada f, cerca f
picket line Npiquete m
to cross a picket lineno hacer caso de un piquete

picket

[ˈpɪkɪt]
n
(= person) (in strike)gréviste m/f participant à un piquet de grève
(= action) → piquet m de grève
vt [+ workplace] → mettre un piquet de grève devantpicket fence npalissade f

picket

n
(of strikers)Streikposten m; to mount a picket (at or on a gate)(an or bei einem Tor) Streikposten aufstellen
(Mil) → Feldposten m, → Vorposten m
(= stake)Pfahl m; picket fencePalisade f, → Palisadenzaun m
vt factoryStreikposten aufstellen vor (+dat); (demonstrators etc) → demonstrieren vor (+dat)
viStreikposten aufstellen; he is picketing at the front entranceer ist Streikposten am Vordereingang

picket

:
picket boat
n (of port police)Patrouillenboot nt
picket duty
nStreikpostendienst m; to be on picketStreikposten sein

picket

[ˈpɪkɪt]
1. n
a. (stake) → picchetto
b. (striker, band of strikers) → picchetto (Mil) (sentry) → sentinella; (group) → picchetto
2. vtpicchettare
3. vipicchettare

picket

(ˈpikit) noun
1. (any one of) a number of people employed at a factory etc who are on strike and who try to persuade workers not to go to work there, not to deliver goods there etc. The men set up a picket to stop lorries getting into the factory; (also adjective) a picket line.
2. a soldier or a small group of soldiers on special duty, usually to guard against a sudden attack by the enemy. The commander placed pickets at various points round the camp; (also adjective) picket duty.
verb
1. to place a group of soldiers, strikers etc somewhere as a picket. The strikers' leaders decided to picket the factory; The commander picketed the camp.
2. to act as a picket (at). In this country, strikers have the legal right to picket; The soldiers picketed the camp.
References in classic literature ?
All serene on the Rappahannock, troops in fine condition, commisary department well conducted, the Home Guard under Colonel Teddy always on duty, Commander in Chief General Laurence reviews the army daily, Quartermaster Mullet keeps order in camp, and Major Lion does picket duty at night.
George Willard stopped by a picket fence and tried to control the shaking of his body.
Their progress, like their late dialogue, was guarded, and without noise; for none knew at what moment a passing patrol, or a crouching picket of the enemy, might rise upon their path.
Nothing lost, or out of order; not a picket loose in the fence, not a particle of litter in the turfy yard, with its clumps of lilac bushes growing up under the windows.
I will go out until the day, until the morning break-- Out to the wind's untainted kiss, the water's clean caress; I will forget my ankle-ring and snap my picket stake.
Comminges, wounded by a stone which had struck him on the forehead, had left a picket in the street and returned to the Palais Royal, followed by a menacing crowd, to tell his story.
A narrow space, however, was reserved in front of the dwelling, upon the summit of this pile of stones(called by the natives a 'pi-pi'), which being enclosed by a little picket of canes, gave it somewhat the appearance of a verandah.
This murmur was occasioned by the arrival of the culprits; a strong picket of archers preceded them, and appeared at the angle of the arcade.
In the course of a few days they surrounded their dwelling-house and magazines with a picket fence ninety feet square, flanked by two bastions, on which were mounted four four-pounders.
He passed up the gang-plank to the village, and with no more prelude than a Salvation Army picket in a Portsmouth slum, cried: "Oh, my brothers
He slapped old friends on the back and asked them if the stumps were coming away easily; he talked nonsense concerning labor and the inalienable rights of elephants to a long "nooning"; and, wandering to and fro, he thoroughly demoralized the garden till sundown, when he returned to his picket for food.
Only a picket post half a mile out, on the railroad, and a single sentinel at this end of the bridge.