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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A line or procession of people picketing a place of business or otherwise staging a public protest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A line or rope held by one or many pickets, chiefly one used for tethering horses.
  • n. (rare) A barrier or fortification formed by pickets; a stockade.
  • n. A boundary guarded by a picket, or unit, of soldiers.
  • n. The boundary created by striking workers, generally at the workplace entrance, which other workers are asked not to pass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope to which horses are secured when groomed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A position held by an advance-guard of men stationed at considerable intervals.
  • n. A rope to which cavalry and artillery horses are tied while being groomed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a line of people acting as pickets

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