picket

All Noun Verb
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  • The pickets at many places were so close together they could talk. Cited from The Southerner, by Thomas Dixon
  • I thought that the enemy's pickets must be very near to us. Cited from Who Goes There?, by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • He led us through our pickets and straight on toward the river. Cited from Who Goes There?, by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • There, they completed additional training and performed picket duty throughout the district.
  • We were now near the line of our own pickets on this edge of the town. Cited from The Way of a Man, by Emerson Hough
  • A few pickets followed him down Castle Street and came back leading him among them. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, V3, Martin Anderson Nexo
  • Having picketed his horse the man led the way up the steep hill. Cited from The Lion of the North, by G.A. Henty
  • The duties of picketing were the first features of our army life that looked really like war. Cited from History of Kershaw's Brigade, by D. Augustus Dickert
  • Some French soldiers were seen and light companies were sent up in support of the picket.
  • On seeing this, the union put forward one regiment to support the picket-line.
  • I knew that I was in no great danger so long as the pickets would talk. Cited from Who Goes There?, by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • Together these forces were to act as pickets to signal any Japanese approach.
  • It was my third attempt to get through your pickets, and this time I succeeded. Cited from Love Under Fire, by Randall Parrish
  • The first picket took place in June, during the last week of school before the summer break.
  • Six days later, while on radar picket station, she again was under heavy air attack.
  • They eventually picketed in front of the club when their demands were not met.
  • The pickets we removed, having cut them in the day-time. Cited from Ned Myers, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • They met with little opposition, for they had nothing before them but our scattered pickets. Cited from The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn, by Henry P. Johnston
  • The rest of the force, officers as well as men, lay down with their horses picketed near them. Cited from The Young Rajah, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Picketing gave him a lot of inspiration and sent some books to him.
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Meaning of picket

  • noun A detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
  • noun A protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
  • noun A vehicle performing sentinel duty
  • noun A wooden strip forming part of a fence
  • 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
  • verb Serve as pickets or post pickets
    picket a business to protest the layoffs
  • verb Fasten with a picket
    picket the goat