picket line

noun
a line of strikers or other demonstrators serving as pickets.

Origin:
1855–60

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picket line
 
n
a line of people acting as pickets

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Example sentences
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.
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