picquet

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

picquet (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of piquet (card game)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

picquet (plural picquets)

  1. (military) Archaic form of picket.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
      Sometimes, it is true, Gertrude's resistance flagged; but this was only the temporary acquiescence of fatigue, and the battle was renewed with the old spirit on the next occasion, and was all to be fought over again. At breakfast there was generally, as I may say, an affair of picquets, and through the day a dropping fire, sometimes rising to a skirmish; but the social meal of supper was generally the period when, for the most part, these desultory hostilities blazed up into a general action.

Verb[edit]

picquet (third-person singular simple present picquets, present participle picqueting, simple past and past participle picqueted)

  1. (military) Archaic form of picket.