Synonyms of 'picket'
to act as pickets outside (a workplace)The miners went on strike and picketed the power station.
Demonstrators have set up a twenty-four-hour picket.
a person or group standing outside a workplace to dissuade strikebreakers from enteringTen hotels were damaged by pickets in the weekend strike.
a small unit of troops posted to give early warning of attackTroops 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.
The trespassers fled 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
a pointed stake that is driven into the ground to support a fenceThe area was fenced in with pickets to keep out the animals.
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in the sense of corral
to put in a corralThey were corralled into a hastily constructed shelter.
in the sense of demonstrator
a person who takes part in a public demonstrationPolice tried to break up a crowd of demonstrators.
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