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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
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WBC carries out about six picketings daily, and up to 15 on Sundays in their town.
The latest major picketing plan by WBC, to protest at Ryan Dunn's funeral Wednesday, turned out to be a no show.