Synonyms of 'picket'
1 blockadeDictionary, boycott, demonstrate outside
The miners went on strike and picketed the power station.
1 demonstrationDictionary, blockade
Demonstrators have set up a twenty-four-hour picket.
2 protesterDictionary, demonstrator, picketer
Ten hotels were damaged by pickets in the weekend strike.
3 lookoutDictionary, watch, guard
Troops are still manning pickets and patrolling the area.
One committed the burglary and the other acted as lookout.
Keep a close watch on him while I'm gone.
The prisoners overpowered their guards and locked them in a cell.
Gunmen opened fire after they were challenged by a patrol.
They set off, two men out in front as scouts.
The sentry would not let her enter.
a watchful sentinel
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To corral a person or animal means to capture or confine them.
The men were corralled into a hastily constructed concentration camp.
A demonstration is a march or gathering which people take part in to show their opposition to something or their support for something.
Riot police broke up the demonstration.
Thesaurus for picket from the Collins English Thesaurus
When a group of people, usually trade union members, picket a place of work, they stand outside it in order to protest about something, to prevent people from going in, or to persuade the workers to join a strike .