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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.

picketing

(ˈpɪkɪtɪŋ)
n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the act of serving as pickets at (a factory, embassy, etc)
Translations

picketing

[ˈpɪkɪtɪŋ] Nformación f de piquetes

picketing

[ˈpɪkɪtɪŋ] npiquets mpl de grèvepicket line npiquet m de grève

picketing

nAufstellen ntvon Streikposten; there was no picketinges wurden keine Streikposten aufgestellt; the picketing of the factory went on for six monthses standen sechs Monate lang Streikposten vor dem Betrieb
References in classic literature ?
She gave one of her town houses for a Suffrage headquarters, produced one of her own plays at the Princess Theater, was arrested for picketing during a garment-makers' strike, etc.
Local 153's attorney, Robert Lavitt said, "We are pleased that Judge Warning respected the importance of Local 153 members being able to publicize their dispute through picketing.
Engineering workers on strike joined Swansea's firemen for picketing yesterday.
That job action followed picketing Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport.
Jerry Sommerseth, who gives piano lessons when he's not picketing, says he's been at this corner of Kincaid and First Street for twenty years now, starting as a protester against Reagan's war in Central America.
I'm up here [at the parliament buildings] picketing every day, no problem.
CATERING workers picketing Heathrow Airport yesterday stood defiant and vowed to fight on after the company that sacked them failed to ban their protests.
May Full scale picketing at British Steel Orgreave coke works June 18 Battle of Orgreave, thousands of pickets and police clash, dozens injured, scores arrested.
Because picketing workers may prevent the delivery of fuel, keep fuel in good supply by arranging for delivery just prior to the strike deadline.
Ohrbach Asks New Writ To Bar All Picketing By Striking Employees.
I have got no problem with the unions picketing City or County Halls but I want to see public facilities kept open.
The picketing of Aldi's Dublin store has moved into its second month and shows no sign of ending.