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Picket

 

(in Russian, avanpost), in some foreign armies and in 18th- and 19th-century Russia, a guard post, stationed in the enemy’s direction, in order to protect the troops, which were either at rest or in a defense position, from a surprise attack.


Picket

 

the name of a small detachment, outpost, or outguard used for security at the halt. Pickets were used in the French and certain other armies, including the Russian Army from the 19th century. They could include up to a platoon of infantry or cavalry and were sent out 2-4 km away from the troops in bivouac in the direction of the enemy. The pickets had pairs of sentries or advance posts in front of them.

pale

1. A flat strip (slat) or round stake, usually of wood; set in series to form a fence.
2. An area enclosed by such stakes.
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The two officials at the pickets will be armed with submachine guns while an in-charge and his subordinate will be armed with 9mm pistols.
The police pickets have been erected at 13 various points including Faizabad, PWD, G-11, E-11, Zero Point and Police Foundation where huge flow of traffic is observed throughout the day.
The slogan of 'pehlay salaam phir kalaam' will be introduced and the behavior of officials deputed at police pickets would also be monitored regularly.
MP for Nkange Mr Edwin Batshu had asked when the ministry would deploy pickets along the dilapidated Botswana/Zimbabwe border fence between the villages of Goshwe and Maitengwe in order to prevent the possible outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease due to cattle from Botswana coming into contact with those from Zimbabwe.
"I ended up at the front of the picket near the wagons.
The check posts include Farooq Corporation and Nawaz Sharif Park pickets in the jurisdiction of Sadiqabad police station, a picket near Ariana Hotel in the limits of City police station, Asghar Mall Chowk and Chandni Chowk pickets in Bani police station area.
Pilots from the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) have joined mechanics from Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) Local 11 in support of their informational picket near Love Field Airport in Dallas, the company said.
Police desperately hold back pickets has a lorry pulls away at Port Talbot
LAS VEGAS -- After voting overwhelmingly to authorize a strike two weeks ago, union workers picketed 10 downtown casinos and two other establishments Sat., April 12 to speed up contract negotiations with property owners.
During the national building strike in 1972, 24 pickets were arrested and charged with offences including conspiracy to intimidate and affray.
ACTOR Ricky Tomlinson handed a 100,000-signature petition in to 10 Downing Street in the battle to quash the 40-year-old convictions against 24 pickets.