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.
Look there!" 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.
A NURSE who posted a photo of herself on a picket line with her son in 1999 did it again this week and said nothing has changed.
A TEACHER who refused to cross a picket line during the equal pay strike in Glasgow will today learn if she still has a job.
Labour MPs Ian Lavery and Emma Lewell-Buck joined a picket line in Newcastle.
In a site visit two weeks later, the Local 229 agent presented CMC employees a "Picket Line Etiquette" flyer.
A 30-minute commotion broke the 'peaceful' picket line of union members of Del Monte Land Transport Bus (DLTB) Co.
"Our staff have to walk across that carpet every day!" The world may change, but still, a trade unionist never crosses a picket line.
A small picket line was formed outside the main entrance yesterday morning and will return today.