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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for picket in the sense of this definition

(picket is a kind of ...) the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

"it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"

Definition 2: a wooden strip forming part of a fence - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for picket in the sense of this definition

(picket is a kind of ...) thin piece of wood or metal

(... is part of picket) a fence made of upright pickets

Definition 3: a vehicle performing sentinel duty - [noun denoting artifact]

(picket is a kind of ...) vehicle used by the armed forces

(... is a kind of picket ) a boat serving as a picket

(... is a kind of picket ) a ship serving as a picket

(picket belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack - [noun denoting group]

(picket is a kind of ...) a small unit of troops of special composition

Definition 5: a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work - [noun denoting person]

(picket is a kind of ...) someone who participates in a public display of group feeling

Definition 6: a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for picket in the sense of this definition

(picket is a kind of ...) a guard who keeps watch

Definition 7: fasten with a picket - [verb of contact]

Samples where picket or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • picket the goat

(picket is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Samples where picket or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • picket a business to protest the layoffs

(picket is a kind of ...) march in protest; take part in a demonstration

"Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"

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