a ship, vehicle, or aircraft stationed at a distance from a protected force to increase radar detection range.
Lexical Investigations: Noble
When it comes to the word noble, the senses “royal” and “distinguished” are probably quite familiar, but there are many other uses of this word that might surprise you. Just as a noble person of virtue can resist manipulation, since the 14th century, stones and metals that resist corrosion are also said to be noble. Noble in this sense came to be synonymous with nonreactive. …
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Origin of radar picket
First recorded in 1950–55
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