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PICK'ET, noun A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.

1. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.

2. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy.

3. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]

4. A punishment with consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

PICK'ET, verb transitive To fortify with pointed stakes.

1. To inclose or fence with narrow pointed boards.

2. To fasten to a picket