a picket pin


a picket pin
   See lariat pin

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  • picket pin — noun 1. : a short stake driven into the ground for tethering a horse 2. West : any of several species of small ground squirrels of the genus Citellus which when sitting erect and motionless resemble a stake at a short distance * * * picket pin, a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Picket — Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Picket fence — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Picket guard — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Picket line — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picket — Synonyms and related words: Argus, Charley, advance guard, airplane spotter, anchor, armed guard, bank guard, bar, beef, bind, bitch, blockade, boggle, box in, boycott, bridle, bulkhead in, call in question, chain, challenge, coast guard,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pin down — Synonyms and related words: allocate, anchor, assign, balance, ballast, bind, bridle, chain, collocate, counterbalance, denominate, deploy, designate, determine, dispose, emplace, enchain, entrammel, fasten, fetter, firm, firm up, fix, freeze,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lariat pin —    According to Watts, a stake to which horses are tethered.    Also called a picket pin, stake pin, hitch pin …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • Inlying picket — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outlying picket — Picket Pick et, n. [F. piquet, properly dim. of pique spear, pike. See {Pike}, and cf. {Piquet}.] 1. A stake sharpened or pointed, especially one used in fortification and encampments, to mark bounds and angles; or one used for tethering horses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English