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picket

pick·et

picket

pronunciation:
pI kiht
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pointed stake, post, or peg fixed into the ground, usu. used to make a fence or hold something in place.
similar words:
post, stake
definition 2: a person or group of people posted in front of a business or building to protest policies, and to discourage customers or prevent workers from entering, esp. during a strike.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: picketed, picketing, pickets
definition 1: to protest against as a picket, esp. during a strike.
definition 2: to surround or enclose with a fence made of pickets.
similar words:
stake
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to protest as a picket.
derivation: picketer (n.)