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Pronunciation: / pikɛ /

Translation of piquet in English:

nom masculin

  • 3 (punition) See examples: mettre un élève au piquet
    to make a pupil stand in the corner


piquet de grève

piquet d'incendie

piquet de tente


rester planté comme un piquet

to stand like a dummy

raide comme un piquet

stiff as a post

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