picket

Part of speech: verb

To fence with pickets.

Part of speech: verb

To place on guard.

Part of speech: verb

To tie to a picket.

Part of speech: noun

A pointed stick; fence paling.

Part of speech: noun

A guard on the outskirts of a camp or the like.

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Usage examples "picket":

  1. When there was no answer he caught up a rifle, snapped an order to one of the others, and headed off down the picket line. - "A Yankee Flier in Italy", Rutherford G. Montgomery.
  2. Then they all laughed at the idea of hot salt being good for the toothache, and Picket said: " Devol, do you know that when salt gets hot it will turn into ashes?" - "Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi", George H. Devol.
  3. I'm nearly as light as he is, and when I'm on top the fence I'll pull our friend off the picket and toss him down to you. - "The Patchwork Girl of Oz", L. Frank Baum.