Definition of 'picket'
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Strike leaders now fear thousands of the medics will cross picket lines as they do not support the action. The Sun (2016)And if that doesn't work, they must cross the picket line and proudly vow to put patients first. The Sun (2016)Today it probably has more use keeping strikers warm on picket lines. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some of our members were crossing picket lines in which other members were marching. Christianity Today (2000)Will she now think twice before joining the picket line again? The Sun (2016)Is the picket fence the wrong size? Times, Sunday Times (2008)The company president drove a truck through the picket line himself to deliver products and to pick up supplies. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsOne in five crossed picket lines. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Simply add a white picket fence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It doesn't always have to be the picket fence and the dog. The Sun (2016)It's no longer mum and dad and the picket fence. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)He said the strikes were unnecessary and praised the 40 per cent of junior doctors who shunned the picket line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They join no picket line. The Sun (2012)From a distance they gave the appearance of a low gray picket fence on top of which a long swath of green brocade had been spread. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)I don't see myself crossing the picket line. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I don't agree with strikes or picket lines. The Sun (2014)Good luck on the picket line, Robbie. The Sun (2008)Most of the places we looked at were 19th-century timber-framed houses with picket fences. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A picket is a group of employees who assemble outside their work place to show they are on strike and to dissuade colleagues from going in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Because here, amid the sea air and white picket fences, the hips sway to a different rhythm. The Sun (2015)He says: 'Most people think their food still comes from a little farm with a red barn and white picket fence. The Sun (2010)A patch of real grass framed by a white picket fence has appeared between platforms at London Euston. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was hard to disagree, although this documentary didn't ask any of the questions that could have cast a shadow over the white picket fence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'picket'
British English: picket VERB
When a group of people picket, or picket a place of work, they stand outside it in order to protest about something.
A few dozen employees picketed the company's headquarters.
- American English: picket
- Brazilian Portuguese: formar piquete em frente de
- Chinese: 聚集在…外抗议
- European Spanish: hacer un piquete en
- French: organiser un piquet de grève
- German: Streikposten aufstellen vor
- Italian: picchettare
- Japanese: ピケを張る/ピケに立つ
- Korean: 피켓 농성을 벌이다
- European Portuguese: fazer piquete em frente de
- Spanish: hacer un piquete en
Definition of picket from the Collins English Dictionary
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