picket

Definitions

General English

  • noun a worker who refuses to go into work and stands at the gate of a factory to try to persuade other workers to not go to work, because of a disagreement with their employers
  • noun a person who stands outside a place to protest against what is going on inside

Commerce

  • noun a striking employee who stands at the entrance to a place of work to try to persuade other employees not to go to work

Construction

  • A sharpened or pointed stake, post, or pale, usually used as fencing.

Military

  • noun a small group of soldiers sent out to watch for the enemy or to cover the activities of other troops
  • noun a metal stake used in the revetting of trenches and other fortifications

Real Estate

  • noun a post or plank with a pointed end that is hammered into the ground, e.g. as a marker or as a support for a fence
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