Pickeringia Pickett

Picket

Meanings and phrases

picket

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event; lookout; lookout man; sentinel; sentry; watch; spotter; scout
  2. a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
  3. a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
  4. a vehicle performing sentinel duty
  5. a wooden strip forming part of a fence; 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; piquet

picket

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. serve as pickets or post pickets
  2. fasten with a picket

picket boat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a boat serving as a picket

picket fence

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fence made of upright pickets; paling
E.g.
  • A simple, wrought iron picket fence lines the road.
  • The important picket fence across the forecourt was also rebuilt.

picket line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a line of people acting as pickets
E.g.
  • Van Os and his wife, Rachel, met on a CWA picket line in 1994.
  • A picketer was injured after a vehicle forced its way past a picket line.
  • Thousands of miners walked out and a picket line was formed at the Morenci Mine.

picket ship

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a ship serving as a picket

radar picket

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "Turner" was reclassified as a radar picket destroyer on 18 March 1949.
  • They were joined by Navy radar picket destroyer escorts (DERs) of Escort Squadrons 5 and 7.

picket lines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Striking workers set up picket lines at city dumps and sewer yards.
  • Minor incidents of violence occurred as students were stopped at picket lines.
  • The film also depicts their non-violent struggle against police brutality on the picket lines.

picket duty

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • while her crew attended intensive specialized schools in preparation for picket duty.
  • Even in the worst of weather, one company of the regiment was constantly on picket duty along the river.
  • It was engaged in picket duty near Fairfax Courthouse until December 12 to January 20, 1863, participating in a repulse of J.E.B.
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