Translation of picket in Spanish:


piquete, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɪkɪt//ˈpɪkɪt/


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    • 1.1(group)

      piquete masculine
      to mount a picket formar un piquete
      • before noun picket duty piquete de guardia
      • A picket of soldiers traversed the streets, taking an unarmed policeman with them to announce that able-bodied men must come together in certain places to help to put out the flames.
      • But a picket of soldiers followed the poor coffin to the grave, officers made speeches over it, and her old comrades mustered from all parts of France to say good-bye.
      • 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.
      • ‘No picquet should be less than 1 Officer and 15 men,’ he was told.

    • 1.2(individual)

      miembro de un piquete
      • After two months management hired a new workforce, reopened operations and called in police to disperse pickets outside the hotel.
      • Opponents would claim that the sight of placard-wielding pickets outside various religious functions presents the Gospel in a poor light.
      • There were a few pickets outside, assistant curators and clerical staff having a wage dispute with the museum.
      • Up to 100 pickets were outside the depot in Sheffield, Britain's largest bus garage, on Saturday.
      • But the letters from animal rights activists, the e-mails, even the odd picket outside the grotto, were wearing him down.
      • The visitors were all well behaved though and there were no pickets outside, at least not when we were there.
      • The unions were organising a London weighting battle bus to tour round the picket lines, and pickets were to lobby the department of education.
      • The first thing pickets outside the local garage did was to barbecue sausages and eat them with tomato bread.
      • Meanwhile, the armed pickets outside joined, no doubt, by gunmen escaping from inside the ground, were maintaining a fire in the direction of the police, who returned the fire.
      • No, the workers were not restive, nor were pickets lining up outside.
      • According to the newspaper, pickets have been sleeping outside the cold storage on the harbour quay to prevent any scab operation from breaking the strike.
      • Peter rushes outside to tell the pickets and call them off.
      • 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.
      • The arrests occurred on day one of the strike, after pickets refused to allow delivery trucks driven by non-union members in to the premises.
      • By 7am there were 300 pickets outside the main hospital.

    • 1.3Military

      piquete masculine

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    estaca feminine
    • Various styles, rail configurations, and picket tops can be added to stop access or egress.
    • The versatility of wood picket fencing allows you many architectural styles which are influenced by the surroundings.
    • It was in a yard surrounded by the same white picket fencing.
    • There was also in evidence picket poles, rods, chains and all the instrumental paraphernalia of field work.
    • Each site had a picnic table, fire ring, and picket poles for your convenience.
    • The site, which is 5 metres by 7 metres, comes with two trestle tables, 20 plastic chairs and picket fencing.
    • Your fencing can be customized with ornate finials, scrolls, rings, and your choice of three distinctive picket tops and post caps.
    • An internal retaining rod allows simple picket attachment without welds or screws, while permitting panels to follow the slope and contours of your property.
    • White picket fencing, kerbstones around plots and over-elaborate flower beds were also to be stopped in a bid to tidy up cemeteries.
    • Jane, a qualified nursery nurse, has ensured that the entrance is like a park in Mary Poppins, with an oak tree to symbolise growth and white picket fencing around imitation grass.
    • He saw another Indian dismount and pull the picket pin of a horse near the tent, untouched by gunfire then but struck from his horse after he dashed away.
    • There are quite a few ornamental fences, and they all tout their own types of picket attachment.
    • The best time is about an hour before sunset, when you can exit through a picket gate and head north along the beach.
    • The playing field remains the target for vandals - this month further damage has been done to the picket fencing surrounding the children's play area.
    • There is also a fencing division that produces garden fencing, picket fencing, post and rail and mortise fencing.
    • He saved the wood piece by piece until he had enough pickets cut for the fence, and it took him years to complete the task.
    • 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.
    • It was fenced with white picket wood, and the dirt was clean and smooth, as if someone had just cleaned it up hours before.
    • ‘Be nice,’ the boy opened the white picket gate and they walked to the door.
    • With a little ingenuity you can create attractive picket designs.

transitive verb

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    (workplace/factory) formar un piquete frente a
    (workplace/factory) piquetear Latin America
    • Over 200 delegates and supporters picketed the offices of the department of housing to protest against the latest budget cuts by the administration, which could see some of them lose their homes.
    • Similar signs popped up in front yards and along the expressway, while local residents picketed the hospital in the evenings.
    • The workers, who were picketing the factory, were hit by rubber bullets and were later hospitalised.
    • Workers responded to the provocation by picketing the factory and over 150 barricading themselves inside a canteen.
    • They are now picketing the engineering workshops.
    • The workers continued to picket the offices on December 8 despite the presence of dozens of armed police and security guards.
    • Around thirty workers sacked from the company are picketing their former workplace in a bid to highlight their recent sacking by administrators.
    • Around 40 workers picketed the factory on Friday of last week.
    • After picketing the office, they presented a petition to the provincial council secretary with their demands.
    • On Saturday, protesters are planning to picket supermarkets in up to 100 towns and cities across the country, urging shoppers not to buy farmed salmon.
    • Workers who picket a workplace and demonstrators who block roads or entrances to financial institutions, such as the stock exchange, could be charged as terrorists, as could computer hackers.
    • Many of the workers picketing the depot are themselves parents of children who have had to find alternate means to get to school.
    • Some workers marched through the town and began picketing the factory.
    • Workers picketed the library and held a public rally.
    • The workers have been picketing the hotel since February 8, over the terms of a proposed collective bargaining work agreement.
    • Many workers picketed outside courthouses in the main cities during the week.
    • Some films - usually involving scenes of sex or violence - have provoked such a level of controversy that protesters have picketed cinemas and local authorities have been forced to ban the movies.
    • Strikers picketed offices in London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Norwich, Birmingham and Nottingham.
    • He said if individuals continues to picket meat factories and are identified to him he will deal with them severely.
    • The nurses, who picketed the hospital, want a monthly salary increase of 1,500 rupees.

intransitive verb

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    tomar parte en un piquete
    piquetear Latin America