picket line


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picket line

n.
A line or procession of people picketing a place of employment or otherwise staging a public protest.

picket line

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a line of people acting as pickets

pick′et line`


n.
a line of strikers or other pickets.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picket line - a line of people acting as picketspicket line - a line of people acting as pickets  
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
Translations

picket line

nStreikpostenkette f; to cross a picket lineeine Streikpostenkette durchbrechen

picket line

ncordone m degli scioperanti
References in classic literature ?
Besides the soldiers who formed the picket line on either side, there were many curious onlookers who, jesting and laughing, stared at their strange foreign enemies.
The soldiers forming the picket line, like showmen exhibiting a curiosity, no longer looked at the French but paid attention to the sight-seers and grew weary waiting to be relieved.
one soldier was saying to another, pointing to a Russian musketeer who had gone up to the picket line with an officer and was rapidly and excitedly talking to a French grenadier.
Men leaped from their blankets and with guns ready ran toward the picket line, and then from the jungle beyond the boma a dozen lions, emboldened by the example of their fellow charged fearlessly upon the camp.
4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Cowlitz County Superior Court denied Kapstone's request to limit the number of picketers that could be out on the picket line, and denied the company's request to limit where picketers could stand.
Rex Phillips, national official for Wales for the NASUWT, who joined the picket line outside the Lawrenny Avenue schoolyesterday, said the council and the school's governing body had not properly engaged union members over the changes, which would further burden teachers.
If a sufficient number of employees cross the picket line, the strike itself may be prolonged or fail.
Unite general secretary, Liverpool-born Len McCluskey, took to the Bootle picket line with protesters at Mayr-Melnhof, who have now been locked out for more than week.
HOSPITAL workers man the picket line yesterday during a one-day strike against health service cutbacks.
We are pleased that in Wales the AMs from the coalition government have indicated again that they will not cross our picket line at the Senedd.
A SENIOR Tory who has led fierce criticism of union strike action is pictured here on a picket line - during a walkout of his OWN.
THE National Assembly could be brought to a standstill if a PCS strike goes ahead next Tuesday and AMs and staff refuse to cross a picket line.