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English noun: picket

1. picket (person) a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

Synonymslookout, lookout man, scout, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch

Broader (hypernym)security guard, watcher, watchman

2. picket (group) a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

Broader (hypernym)detachment

3. picket (person) a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work

Broader (hypernym)demonstrator, protester

4. picket (artifact) a vehicle performing sentinel duty

Broader (hypernym)military vehicle

Narrower (hyponym)picket boat, picket ship

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

5. picket (artifact) a wooden strip forming part of a fence


Broader (hypernym)strip

Part meronympaling, picket fence

6. picket (act) 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


Broader (hypernym)torture, torturing

English verb: picket

1. picket (social) serve as pickets or post pickets

SamplesPicket a business to protest the layoffs.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)demonstrate, march

2. picket (contact) fasten with a picket

SamplesPicket the goat.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

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