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Meaning & Definition of Picket in English

English

Picket

/pɪkɪt/

noun

1. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

    synonym:
  • lookout
  • ,
  • lookout man
  • ,
  • sentinel
  • ,
  • sentry
  • ,
  • watch
  • ,
  • spotter
  • ,
  • scout
  • ,
  • picket

2. A detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

    synonym:
  • picket

3. A protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work

    synonym:
  • picket

4. A vehicle performing sentinel duty

    synonym:
  • picket

5. A wooden strip forming part of a fence

    synonym:
  • picket
  • ,
  • pale

6. A form of military punishment used by the british in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake

    synonym:
  • picket
  • ,
  • piquet

verb

1. Serve as pickets or post pickets

  • "Picket a business to protest the layoffs"
    synonym:
  • picket

2. Fasten with a picket

  • "Picket the goat"
    synonym:
  • picket