Picket Pick"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Picketing}.] 1. To fortify with pointed stakes. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose or fence with pickets or pales. [1913 Webster]

3. To tether to, or as to, a picket; as, to picket a horse. [1913 Webster]

4. To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket. [1913 Webster]

5. To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a pointed stake. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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