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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…
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