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.
      • Union cavalry pickets and Signal Corps observers would have provided similar intelligence.
      • 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.
      • ‘No picquet should be less than 1 Officer and 15 men,’ he was told.

    • 1.2(individual)

      • Opponents would claim that the sight of placard-wielding pickets outside various religious functions presents the Gospel in a poor light.
      • After two months management hired a new workforce, reopened operations and called in police to disperse pickets outside the hotel.
      • There were a few pickets outside, assistant curators and clerical staff having a wage dispute with the museum.
      • No, the workers were not restive, nor were pickets lining up outside.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • By 7am there were 300 pickets outside the main hospital.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Peter rushes outside to tell the pickets and call them off.

      miembro de un piquete

    • 1.3Military

      piquete masculine

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    estaca feminine
    • White picket fencing, kerbstones around plots and over-elaborate flower beds were also to be stopped in a bid to tidy up cemeteries.
    • It was fenced with white picket wood, and the dirt was clean and smooth, as if someone had just cleaned it up hours before.
    • 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 saved the wood piece by piece until he had enough pickets cut for the fence, and it took him years to complete the task.
    • Various styles, rail configurations, and picket tops can be added to stop access or egress.
    • The best time is about an hour before sunset, when you can exit through a picket gate and head north along the beach.
    • There is also a fencing division that produces garden fencing, picket fencing, post and rail and mortise fencing.
    • An internal retaining rod allows simple picket attachment without welds or screws, while permitting panels to follow the slope and contours of your property.
    • Each site had a picnic table, fire ring, and picket poles for your convenience.
    • The versatility of wood picket fencing allows you many architectural styles which are influenced by the surroundings.
    • 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.
    • The site, which is 5 metres by 7 metres, comes with two trestle tables, 20 plastic chairs and picket fencing.
    • 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.
    • With a little ingenuity you can create attractive picket designs.
    • 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 was also in evidence picket poles, rods, chains and all the instrumental paraphernalia of field work.
    • It was in a yard surrounded by the same white picket fencing.
    • Your fencing can be customized with ornate finials, scrolls, rings, and your choice of three distinctive picket tops and post caps.
    • There are quite a few ornamental fences, and they all tout their own types of picket attachment.
    • ‘Be nice,’ the boy opened the white picket gate and they walked to the door.

transitive verb

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    (factory/workplace) formar un piquete frente a
    (workplace/factory) piquetear Latin America

intransitive verb

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    tomar parte en un piquete
    piquetear Latin America