Associations to the word «Picket»


PICKET, noun. A stake driven into the ground.
PICKET, noun. (historical) A type of punishment by which an offender had to rest his or her entire body weight on the top of a small stake.
PICKET, noun. A tool in mountaineering that is driven into the snow and used as an anchor or to arrest falls.
PICKET, noun. (military) Soldiers or troops placed on a line forward of a position to warn against an enemy advance. It can also refer to any unit (for example, an aircraft or ship) performing a similar function.
PICKET, noun. A sentry. Can be used figuratively.
PICKET, noun. A protester positioned outside an office, workplace etc. during a strike (usually in plural); also the protest itself.
PICKET, noun. (card games) The card game piquet.
PICKET, verb. (intransitive) To protest, organized by a labour union, typically in front of the location of employment.
PICKET, verb. (transitive) To enclose or fortify with pickets or pointed stakes.
PICKET, verb. (transitive) To tether to, or as if to, a picket.
PICKET, verb. (transitive) To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
PICKET, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To torture by forcing to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
PICKET BULLET, noun. (historical) A kind of sharp-pointed bullet, used mainly in rifles.
PICKET BULLETS, noun. Plural of picket bullet
PICKET FENCE, noun. A simple fence made from wooden pickets, connected by horizontal bars.
PICKET FENCES, noun. Plural of picket fence
PICKET LINE, noun. (rare) A line or rope held by one or many pickets, chiefly one used for tethering horses.
PICKET LINE, noun. (military) (rare) A barrier or fortification formed by pickets; a stockade.
PICKET LINE, noun. A boundary guarded by a picket, or unit, of soldiers.
PICKET LINE, noun. (US) The boundary created by striking workers, generally at the workplace entrance, which other workers are asked not to pass.
PICKET PIN, noun. A pin used to fix the picket rope for a horse to the ground
PICKET ROPE, noun. A rope used to park a horse when not in use.

Dictionary definition

PICKET, noun. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.
PICKET, noun. A detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack.
PICKET, noun. A protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work.
PICKET, noun. A vehicle performing sentinel duty.
PICKET, noun. A wooden strip forming part of a fence.
PICKET, noun. 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.
PICKET, verb. Serve as pickets or post pickets; "picket a business to protest the layoffs".
PICKET, verb. Fasten with a picket; "picket the goat".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle