From picket (“stake driven into the ground; soldier or small unit of soldiers assigned to perform a duty; protester positioned outside a workplace, etc., during a strike; the protest itself”) + line.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɪkɪt laɪn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɪkɪt ˌlaɪn/
- Hyphenation: pick‧et line
- (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.
- (military) A boundary guarded by a picket (unit of soldiers).
- A boundary created by workers participating in a strike, generally at the workplace entrance, which other workers are asked not to pass.
line or rope held by pickets
barrier or fortification formed by pickets — see stockade
boundary created by workers participating in a strike