Definition for PICK'ET

PICK'ET, n. [Fr. piquet; Russ. beket.]

  1. A stake sharpened or pointed; used in fortification and encampments.
  2. A narrow board pointed; used in making fence.
  3. A guard posted in front of an army to give notice of the approach of the enemy. – Marshall.
  4. A game at cards. [See Piquet.]
  5. A punishment which consists in making the offender stand with one foot on a pointed stake.

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