Definition of picket line in English:

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picket line

Pronunciation: /ˈpikit ˌlīn/

noun

A boundary established by workers on strike, especially at the entrance to the place of work, that others are asked not to cross.
Example sentences
  • A picket line was a picket line and anyone who crossed it was a scab.
  • Most of the nonunion workers are crossing the picket line, but some have joined the strike.
  • In Alberta, an unknown number of workers crossed the picket line and returned to work.

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Syllabification: pick·et line

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