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picket line

noun [C] uk   us  
a group of workers acting as pickets: Journalists interviewed the union officials on the picket line. The van drivers refused to cross the picket line (= to go past the pickets).
Translations of “picket line”
in Korean 파업 노동자 들이 늘어 선 줄, 피켓라인…
in Arabic عُمّال, ُتظاهرون…
in Portuguese piquete…
in Catalan línia de piquets…
in Japanese (ストライキの時の)ピケライン, 監視線…
in Italian picchetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 前哨線, 警戒線, 糾察線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纠察线…
(Definition of picket line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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