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.
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 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.
At the time the area miners president Raymond Ellis said: "We requested our lads to respect the picket lines because we did not want to see the sort of violence that had been seen elsewhere.
Lectures, workshops and tutorials were cancelled and postponed yesterday, as members of the University and College Union, Unison and Unite joined the picket lines.
Strike-breakers crossing picket lines during a strike impede the union's ability to bargain effectively with the employer.
Summary: British Airways cabin crew have mounted picket lines outside airports for the second weekend in a row as more industrial action began.
A scheduled session of the National Assembly for Wales will go ahead in Cardiff, but with the majority of seats left empty as Labour and Plaid AMs refuse to cross strikers' picket lines.
A Plaid Cymru spokeswoman said: "Plaid's AMs have supported the right of the PCS union to withdraw labour during this dispute and will not be crossing their picket lines.