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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pick·et /ˈpɪkət/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·quet n.  A game at cards played between two persons, with thirty-two cards, all the deuces, threes, fours, fives, and sixes, being set aside. [Written also picket and picquet.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pick·et n.
 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.
 2. A pointed pale, used in marking fences.
 3.  Mil. A detached body of troops serving to guard an army from surprise, and to oppose reconnoitering parties of the enemy; -- called also outlying picket.
 4. By extension, men appointed by a trades union, or other labor organization, to intercept outsiders, and prevent them from working for employers with whom the organization is at variance. [Cant]
 5. A military punishment, formerly resorted to, in which the offender was forced to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
 6. A game at cards. See Piquet.
 Inlying picket Mil., a detachment of troops held in camp or quarters, detailed to march if called upon.
 Picket fence, a fence made of pickets. See def. 2, above.
 Picket guard Mil., a guard of horse and foot, always in readiness in case of alarm.
 Picket line. Mil. (a) A position held and guarded by small bodies of men placed at intervals. (b) A rope to which horses are secured when groomed.
 Picketpin, an iron pin for picketing horses.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pick·et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Picketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Picketing.]
 1. To fortify with pointed stakes.
 2. To inclose or fence with pickets or pales.
 3. To tether to, or as to, a picket; as, to picket a horse.
 4. To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
 5. To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a pointed stake. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person employed to watch for something to happen [syn: lookout,
            lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter,
      2: a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
      3: a protester posted by a labor organization outside a place
         of work
      4: a vehicle performing sentinel duty
      5: a wooden strip forming part of a fence [syn: pale]
      v 1: serve as pickets or post pickets; "picket a business to
           protest the lay-offs"
      2: fasten with a picket; "picket the goat"