A person or special body of persons assigned to provide protection or keep watch over, for example
It can't always be white picket fences and cottages.
"Ah, that's the way to talk French," said the picket soldiers.
The soldiers forming the picket line, like showmen exhibiting a curiosity, no longer looked at the French but paid attention to the sight-seers and grew weary waiting to be relieved.
Sandford, but just at that moment the picket boat with his brother (Lieut.-Comm.
Behind the guns were their limbers and still farther back picket ropes and artillerymen's bonfires.