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.
LABOUR MPs joined rail workers on picket lines yesterday as a fresh strike over driver-only trains caused more disruption to services.
LABOUR MPs joined striking rail workers on picket lines yesterday as a fresh strike over driveronly trains caused more disruption to services.
Labour MPs joined striking rail workers on picket lines on Saturday as a fresh strike over driver-only trains caused more disruption to services.
At picketing onset, an Iron Workers 229 business agent sent CMC employees a text containing a No Picket Lines symbol circled by "FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS CROSS." The message encouraged the rebar crews to strike or refuse to perform Pechanga work in support of both locals' labor dispute with WCP.
LECTURERS in Wrexham are supporting a 48-hour strike over pay as picket lines were mounted outside universities across Wales.
The ECHO spoke to British Medical Association (BMA) members on picket lines at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and Liverpool Women's Hospital.
I was on the picket lines during the 1984 miners' strike and at the Wapping dispute, where violence was not unknown.
The news comes as parents joined teachers on the picket lines outside the school yesterday while unions ATL, NASUWT and NUT staged a one-day strike.