flying picket

flying picket noun
One of a mobile group of pickets available for reinforcing the body of local pickets during a strike
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Main Entry:fly

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flying picket UK US noun [countable] [singular flying picket plural flying pickets]
someone who travels around to places where workers are on strike , and helps them to stop other people from working there
Thesaurus: strikes and other union activityhyponym

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ˌflying ˈpicket f14 [flying picket] noun (BrE)
a worker on strike who can go quickly to other factories, etc. to help persuade the workers there to join the strike

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • flying picket — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a person who travels to picket a workplace where there is an industrial dispute …   English terms dictionary

  • flying picket — UK US noun [C] WORKPLACE ► a worker who travels to support workers who are on strike (= refusing to work) at another place of work: »Employers may be able to take legal action to stop other forms of action, such as the use of flying pickets …   Financial and business terms

  • flying picket — See picketing. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • flying picket — n someone who travels to different factories during a ↑strike and tries to persuade workers to stop working …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying picket — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms flying picket : singular flying picket plural flying pickets someone who travels around to places where workers are on strike, and helps them to stop other people from working there …   English dictionary

  • flying picket — noun Brit. a person who travels to picket a workplace where there is an industrial dispute …   English new terms dictionary

  • flying picket — /flaɪɪŋ ˈpɪkət/ (say fluying pikuht) noun 1. a group of striking workers who move from one site to another to assist with picket lines. 2. a member of such a group …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying picket —    British    a crowd from afar trying to stop others working    They travelled by road rather than by air. Perhaps obsolete since such intimidatory action has been made illegal …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • flying picket — noun (C) someone who travels to different factories, mines etc during a strike (strike2 (1)) and tries to persuade workers to stop working, although they do not work there themselves …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flying picket — See picketing …   Big dictionary of business and management

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