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a line or cordon of people serving as pickets
A line or procession of people picketing a place of employment or otherwise staging a public protest.
(plural picket lines)
- (rare) A line or rope held by one or many pickets, chiefly one used for tethering horses.
- (military, rare) A barrier or fortification formed by pickets; a stockade.
- A boundary guarded by a picket, or unit, of soldiers.
- (US) The boundary created by striking workers, generally at the workplace entrance, which other workers are asked not to pass.