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noun as in post of structure

noun as in person who demonstrates for cause

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noun as in person acting as guard

verb as in protest against, for cause

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The union created a pledge that readers can sign to say they will “not cross the picket line.”

From Digiday

BSO balked at that addition, explaining that signing the document would violate the contracts it has with its own unions and that it couldn’t ask its unionized workers to cross a picket line.

In the meantime, workers remain on picket lines in multiple states.

Groups like the San Francisco Parent Coalition have sprung up since last summer to help organize protests and picket school board meetings as a way to press for policy changes.

From Ozy

Undeterred, they regrouped in the baggage area, then went to Target to get supplies to make picket signs.

From Time

Strandf could photograph anything from a blind woman to a picket fence and make the image indelible.

A bar chart showing quarterly GDP growth resembles the teeth of a saw, not a picket fence.

After the march, the political convoy of picket-signs makes its way to a grandiose fast-food joint for pizza and beer.

The one we parked in front of had an Astroturf lawn and white picket fence.

She leapt over the brand-new white picket fence we built for her in a single bound.

Many of them were wounded and the worst of these were put into a picket boat which had just that moment come along.

Hicks was puttering around the fire, evidently cooking supper, and Gregory was moving the picket rope of his horse to fresh grass.

It was therefore deemed advisable to picket the horses close to the tent, between it and the fire.

Left on a picket boat with Birdie to board my destroyer to an accompaniment of various denominations of projectiles.

Without warning, we found ourselves foul of a picket-line, and the vague forms of grazing horses loomed close by.


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On this page you'll find 52 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to picket, such as: pale, paling, palisade, panel, peg, and pillar.

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