Translation of picket in Spanish:

picket

Pronunciation: /ˈpɪkət; ˈpɪkɪt/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (group) piquete (masculine) to mount a picket formar un piquete (before noun/delante del nombre) picket duty piquete (masculine) de guardia 1.2 (individual)[ miembro de un piquete ]
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    • Opponents would claim that the sight of placard-wielding pickets outside various religious functions presents the Gospel in a poor light.
    • The general secretary, who joined pickets outside the station, said the strikes proved that rail workers did not believe they were being treated fairly on pay.
    • After two months management hired a new workforce, reopened operations and called in police to disperse pickets outside the hotel.
    1.3 [Military/Militar] [anticuado] piquete (masculine)
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    • ‘No picquet should be less than 1 Officer and 15 men,’ he was told.
    • For many of the campaigns of history sentries, or larger security parties constituting infantry pickets or cavalry vedettes, did not habitually fire on one another.
    • Union cavalry pickets and Signal Corps observers would have provided similar intelligence.
  • 2 (stake) estaca (feminine)
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    • It was fenced with white picket wood, and the dirt was clean and smooth, as if someone had just cleaned it up hours before.
    • In one of my gardens, in the dappled shade of oak trees, I have placed a pair of them either side of a wooden picket gate, where they are a delight each spring.
    • There was also in evidence picket poles, rods, chains and all the instrumental paraphernalia of field work.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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