Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Word Explorer
Children's Dictionary
Help
Help
Help
 
     

pick·et

picket

 
pronunciation:
pI kiht
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pointed post fixed into the ground, used to make a fence or hold something in place.
similar words:
post, stake
definition 2: a person or group of people who stand or walk in front of a business or building to protest or demand something.
The pickets outside the factory are protesting against the dangerous working conditions.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pickets, picketing, picketed
definition: to protest against as a picket during a strike or at other times.
The steel workers are picketing.
derivation: picketer (n.)