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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

5. A military punishment, formerly resorted to, in which the offender was forced to stand with one foot on a pointed stake. 6. A game at cards. See Piquet. Inlying picket (Mil.), a detachment of troops held in camp or quarters, detailed to march if called upon. Picket fence, a fence made of pickets. See def. 2, above. Picket guard (Mil.), a guard of horse and foot, always in readiness in case of alarm. Picket line. (Mil.) (a) A position held and guarded by small bodies of men placed at intervals. (b) A rope to which horses are secured when groomed. Picketpin, an iron pin for picketing horses.



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