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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


Synonymspale


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


Synonymspiquet


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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