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Meaning of PICKET

Pronunciation:  'pikit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a wooden strip forming part of a fence
  2. [n]  a vehicle performing sentinel duty
  3. [n]  a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
  4. [n]  a person employed to watch for something to happen
  5. [n]  a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
  6. [v]  fasten with a picket; "picket the goat"
  7. [v]  serve as pickets or post pickets; "picket a business to protest the lay-offs"
 

PICKET is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: lookout, lookout man, pale, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch
 
 See Also: demonstrate, demonstrator, detachment, fasten, fix, march, military vehicle, paling, picket boat, picket fence, picket ship, protester, secure, security guard, strip, watcher, watchman

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pick"et\, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear,
    pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.]
    1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in
       fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles;
       or one used for tethering horses.
    
    2. A pointed pale, used in marking fences.
    
    3. [Probably so called from the picketing of the horses.]
       (Mil.) A detached body of troops serving to guard an army
       from surprise, and to oppose reconnoitering parties of the
       enemy; -- called also {outlying picket}.
    
    4. By extension, men appointed by a trades union, or other
       labor organization, to intercept outsiders, and prevent
       them from working for employers with whom the organization
       is at variance. [Cant]
    
    
    
    5. A military punishment, formerly resorted to, in which the
       offender was forced to stand with one foot on a pointed
       stake.
    
    6. A game at cards. See {Piquet}.
    
    {Inlying picket} (Mil.), a detachment of troops held in camp
       or quarters, detailed to march if called upon.
    
    {Picket fence}, a fence made of pickets. See def. 2, above.
    
    
    {Picket guard} (Mil.), a guard of horse and foot, always in
       readiness in case of alarm.
    
    {Picket line}. (Mil.)
       (a) A position held and guarded by small bodies of men
           placed at intervals.
       (b) A rope to which horses are secured when groomed.
    
    {Picketpin}, an iron pin for picketing horses.
    
    
  2. \Pick"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picketed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Picketing}.]
    1. To fortify with pointed stakes.
    
    2. To inclose or fence with pickets or pales.
    
    3. To tether to, or as to, a picket; as, to picket a horse.
    
    4. To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
    
    5. To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a
       pointed stake. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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