Picke Synonyms & Definitions

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• PickeDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) A small piece of land inclosed with a hedge; a close.

• PickeerDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (v. i.) To make a raid for booty; to maraud; also, to skirmish in advance of an army. See Picaroon.

• PicketDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) A detached body of troops serving to guard an army from surprise, and to oppose reconnoitering parties of the enemy; -- called also outlying picket.
  2. (n.) A pointed pale, used in marking fences.
  3. (n.) A game at cards. See Piquet.
  4. (v. t.) To tether to, or as to, a picket; as, to picket a horse.
  5. (v. t.) To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (v. t.) To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
  8. (n.) A military punishment, formerly resorted to, in which the offender was forced to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
  9. (v. t.) To fortify with pointed stakes.
  10. (v. t.) To inclose or fence with pickets or pales.
  11. (n.) A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.