verb (used with object)
- to guard, as with pickets.
- to post as a picket.
verb (used without object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM picketpick·et·er, nouncoun·ter·pick·et, noun, verbun·pick·et·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for picket
In one ad he walks a dog along the sidewalk in front of suburban homes with picket fences.Raphael Warnock’s campaign for the moral high ground|Clyde McGrady|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
Many workers’ groups, blocked from picket lines and protests due to pandemic restrictions, have been driven online.Thousands of Amazon workers will walk off the job today to fight for fair pay and COVID protections|Ian Mount|November 27, 2020|Fortune
Recently, studies of the picket fence’s color have cast doubt on its origins.STEVE may be even less like typical auroras than scientists thought|Maria Temming|November 12, 2020|Science News
This session was thusly canceled and tickets were refunded when Ocasio-Cortez and Warren announced they would not cross the picket line, would have taken place on Monday night.The New Yorker Festival sees record ticket sales on its virtual pivot|Kayleigh Barber|October 8, 2020|Digiday
There’s this game-of-life kind of thing — you’re raised to believe that you need the nice house with the picket fence, the car.
And sure enough, before long, immigration activists in North Carolina were picketing Hagan at campaign events.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Klan is standing up to the 'God Hates Fags' protestors in light of the WBC's picketing of military funerals.When Hate Collides: The KKK Meets the Westboro Baptist Church|Justin Green|December 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the saddest note came from an Alabama paper: "No Walmart workers in attendance at Mobile Walmart picketing".Unions Organize Walmart Protests; Rest of the Nation Goes Shopping|Megan McArdle|November 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Miners who were working under killer conditions were shot at while picketing.
It also legalised peaceful picketing, that particular form of persuasion with which a democratic age has become only too familiar.
Under one of these trees they reined up after a ride of two hours, and picketing their horses, prepared breakfast.Martin Rattler|R.M. Ballantyne
The Rappahannock river flowed between the Yankee and the Rebel armies, each picketing its own side of the stream.Reminiscences of a Rebel|Wayland Fuller Dunaway
Usually injunctions were sought to prevent not violence, but strikes, picketing, or boycotting.
Picketing is illegal when accompanied by violence, threats, intimidation, and coercion.