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Definition of picket noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a group of people who stand outside the entrance to a building in order to protest about something, especially in order to stop people from entering a factory, etc. during a strike I was on picket duty at the time.
  2. 2= picketer Five pickets were arrested by police.
  3. 3a soldier or group of soldiers guarding a military base
  4. 4a pointed piece of wood that is fixed in the ground, especially as part of a fence a picket fence
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: picket

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