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picquet

  

      n      a variant spelling of       picket       3  
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picket  
      n  
1    a pointed stake, post, or peg that is driven into the ground to support a fence, provide a marker for surveying, etc.  
2    an individual or group that stands outside an establishment to make a protest, to dissuade or prevent employees or clients from entering, etc.  
3      (Also)    picquet          a small detachment of troops or warships positioned towards the enemy to give early warning of attack  
      vb  
4    to post or serve as pickets at (a factory, embassy, etc.)  
let's go and picket the shop     
5    to guard (a main body or place) by using or acting as a picket  
6    tr   to fasten (a horse or other animal) to a picket  
7    tr   to fence (an area, boundary, etc.) with pickets  
     (C18: from French piquet, from Old French piquer to prick; see pike2)  
  picketer      n  


picquet         
      n      a variant spelling of       picket       3  

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piquet, pique, pice, picture

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