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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Picket  \Pick"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Picketed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Picketing}.] 
  1.  To  fortify  with  pointed  stakes. 
  2.  To  inclose  or  fence  with  pickets  or  pales. 
  3.  To  tether  to  or  as  to  a  picket;  as  to  picket  a  horse. 
  4.  To  guard,  as  a  camp  or  road,  by  an  outlying  picket. 
  5.  To  torture  by  compelling  to  stand  with  one  foot  on  a 
  pointed  stake.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Picket  \Pick"et\,  n.  [F.  piquet,  properly  dim.  of  pique  spear, 
  pike.  See  {Pike},  and  cf  {Piquet}.] 
  1.  A  stake  sharpened  or  pointed,  especially  one  used  in 
  fortification  and  encampments,  to  mark  bounds  and  angles; 
  or  one  used  for  tethering  horses. 
  2.  A  pointed  pale,  used  in  marking  fences. 
  3.  [Probably  so  called  from  the  picketing  of  the  horses.] 
  (Mil.)  A  detached  body  of  troops  serving  to  guard  an  army 
  from  surprise,  and  to  oppose  reconnoitering  parties  of  the 
  enemy;  --  called  also  {outlying  picket}. 
  4.  By  extension,  men  appointed  by  a  trades  union,  or  other 
  labor  organization,  to  intercept  outsiders,  and  prevent 
  them  from  working  for  employers  with  whom  the  organization 
  is  at  variance.  [Cant] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Piquet  \Pi*quet"\,  n.  [F.,  prob.  fr  pique.  See  {Pique},  {Pike}, 
  and  {Picket}.] 
  A  game  at  cards  played  between  two  persons,  with  thirty-two 
  cards,  all  the  deuces,  threes,  fours,  fives,  and  sixes,  being 
  set  aside.  [Written  also  {picket}  and  {picquet}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  person  employed  to  watch  for  something  to  happen  [syn:  {lookout}, 
  {lookout  man},  {sentinel},  {sentry},  {watch},  {scout}] 
  2:  a  detachment  of  troops  guarding  an  army  from  surprise  attack 
  3:  a  protester  posted  by  a  labor  organization  outside  a  place 
  of  work 
  4:  a  vehicle  performing  sentinel  duty 
  5:  a  wooden  strip  forming  part  of  a  fence  [syn:  {pale}] 
  v  1:  serve  as  pickets  or  post  pickets;  "picket  a  business  to 
  protest  the  lay-offs" 
  2:  fasten  with  a  picket;  "picket  the  goat 

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