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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).
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
1. To enclose, secure, tether, mark out, or fortify with pickets.
a. To post as a picket.
b. To guard with a picket.
3. To post a picket or pickets during a strike or demonstration.
To act or serve as a picket.

[French piquet, from Old French, from piquer, to prick; see pique.]

pick′et·er n.
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In the midst of the fight over the welfare bill on Capitol Hill, Daniel Patrick Moynihan publicly denounced the liberal advocacy groups, saying he could see all the way to the Supreme Court without a single indignant picketer or placard obscuring his view.
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