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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
References in classic literature ?
She gave one of her town houses for a Suffrage headquarters, produced one of her own plays at the Princess Theater, was arrested for picketing during a garment-makers' strike, etc.
Picketing along the Botswana/Zimbabwe border is a critical component of the disease control strategy of the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security.
NutriAsia said the picketing workers were employees of its contractor, B-Mark Company.
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KEVIN Horne was a 35-year-old miner picketing at the Battle of Orgreave.
The United Food and Commercial Workers mounted a labor action against the acute care Capital Medical Center, picketing on a public sidewalk and passing out handbills at two entrances.
SWAPA has held three picketing events in 2016 and many AMFA Local 11 members showed up to support SWAPA during those pickets.
Distributing leaflets to people and picketing are longstanding forms of employee expression, commonly to protest or draw attention to employment disputes.
Convicted picket Terry Renshaw said: "The picketing on the day that the alleged incidents took place was peaceful - in fact the police complimented us on our behaviour.
DAY OF ACTION: Workers picket outside Merthyr Tydfil council offices, social services offices at Sunnyside, Bridgend, and RCT HQ in Clydach Vale, Rhondda PICTURES: Bob Prosser, Howard Balston and Richard Williams; WALK OUT: Council workers picketing in Cardiff today
The union said the strike had been "solidly" supported and picketing will continue throughout the weekend and until the strike ends on Tuesday.