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picket

noun [C]    /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    /ˈpɪk·ɪt/ verb [I/T] [I/T] The women picketed ( outside ) the factory for three months .
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