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picket

noun [C]  us   /ˈpɪk·ɪt/ (also picketer,  /ˈpɪk·ɪ·t̬ər/ )
a person or group of people who have a disagreement with a company, usually the one where they work, and who walk around in a line outside the place of business to tell other people not to enter until the problem is solved: Three pickets stood at the factory gate.
picket
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈpɪk·ɪt/
[I/T] The women picketed (outside) the factory for three months.
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