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PICK'ET, n. A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.

1. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.

2. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy.

3. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]

4. A punishment with consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

PICK'ET, v.t. To fortify with pointed stakes.

1. To inclose or fence with narrow pointed boards.

2. To fasten to a picket.



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PICK'ET, n. A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.

1. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.

2. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy.

3. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]

4. A punishment with consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

PICK'ET, v.t. To fortify with pointed stakes.

1. To inclose or fence with narrow pointed boards.

2. To fasten to a picket.

PICK'ET, n. [Fr. piquet; Russ. beket.]

  1. A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.
  2. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.
  3. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy. – Marshall.
  4. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]
  5. A punishment which consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

PICK'ET, v.t.

  1. To fortify with pointed stakes.
  2. To inclose or fence with narrow pointed boards.
  3. To fasten to a picket. – Moore.

Pick"et
  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. To fortify with pointed stakes.
  3. A pointed pale, used in marking fences.
  4. To inclose or fence with pickets or pales.
  5. A detached body of troops serving to guard an army from surprise, and to oppose reconnoitering parties of the enemy; -- called also outlying picket.
  6. To tether to, or as to, a picket] as, to picket a horse.
  7. 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]
  8. To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
  9. A military punishment, formerly resorted to, in which the offender was forced to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
  10. To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

    [Obs.]
  11. 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.

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Picket

PICK'ET, noun A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.

1. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.

2. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy.

3. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]

4. A punishment with consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

PICK'ET, verb transitive To fortify with pointed stakes.

1. To inclose or fence with narrow pointed boards.

2. To fasten to a picket

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