counterpicket

noun coun·ter·pick·et \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpi-kət \
variants: or counter-picket

Definition of counterpicket

plural counterpickets or counter-pickets
: a person who acts as a picket (see 1picket 3a) to counter or oppose a demonstration or protest
  • Waitresses picketing … were met with counterpickets paid by the employers.
  • —Alice Kessler Harris
also : a demonstration or protest staged to counter or oppose another
  • Some anti-union workers mounted a counterpicket.

counterpicket

or counter-picket verb, transitive + intransitive counterpicketed or counter-picketed; counterpicketing or counter-picketing
    • The rally, on the waterfront, was counter-picketed by supporters of the project, some of whom waved placards from a flotilla of 23 boats in the harbour itself.
    • —Tim O'Brien

First Known Use of counterpicket

1933

in the meaning defined above

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