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picket line

noun
1.
a line of strikers or other demonstrators serving as pickets.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples for picket line
  • Leaving of work due to respecting an informational picket line.
  • He did not resume his work at the expiration of the vacation because of the picket line.
  • Horses must be confined in camp by hitch rails, tied to a high picket line, or confined in portable corrals.
  • Often found in a picket line interspersed with foxholes or as shelter in the rear of a main line.
  • On the first day of the strike, anyone attempting to cross the picket line was bombarded with rocks and iron pipes.
  • Under the labor laws, employees are free to make up their own minds about crossing a picket line and continuing to work.
  • However, until all the jobs are filled, anyone who wants to cross the picket line will be put to work.
  • Some riders prefer tethering stock to a highline, also called a tethering line or picket line.
  • She was even arrested when she marched with striking teachers in a picket line.
British Dictionary definitions for picket line

picket line

noun
1.
a line of people acting as pickets
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