One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘forty pickets were arrested’
striker, demonstrator, protester, objector, picketer
strike picket, flying picket
2‘they decided to organize a picket’
demonstration, picket line, blockade, boycott
picketing, secondary picketing
3‘a glider can be secured by tying it down with pickets’
stake, peg, post, paling
upright, stanchion, pier, piling, palisade
1‘over 200 people picketed the factory’
demonstrate at, form a picket at, man the picket line at, launch a demonstration at, protest at, form a protest group at
blockade, isolate, surround, cordon off
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