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1. pickup [ n ] a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard

Used in print:

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

Hardly had Mrs._Roebuck driven off when a rusty pick-up truck , father or grandfather of Senor `` Moriarty 's '' Ford sedan , came screeching to a dust swirling stop , and a brown face appeared , its nose threatened by shards of_what had once been the side window .

The car was just about to us , its driver 's fat , solemn face intent on the road ahead , on business , on a family in Sante_Fe - on anything but an old pick-up truck in which two human_beings desperately needed rescue .

Synonyms pickup pickup_truck Related Terms truck technical

2. pickup [ n ] (informal) a warrant to take someone into custody
Examples: "put out a pickup on that man"

Used in print:

(Frances and Richard Lockridge, Murder Has...)

`` Send_out a pickup on Mrs._Mason and the boy when you 've got enough to go_on '' , Bill said .

Synonyms pickup Related Terms bench_warrant colloquialism

3. pickup [ n ] anything with restorative powers
Examples: "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Try that late winter pickup when you are so tired_of cold and snow that you feel you just can't take another day of it .

Synonyms pickup pick-me-up Related Terms corrective perk_up

4. pickup [ n ] a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

Synonyms pickup Related Terms acquaintance pick_up

5. Pickup [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29827

Synonyms Pickup

6. pickup [ n ] the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places
Examples: : "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"

Synonyms pickup Related Terms collection garbage_collection pick_up

7. pickup [ n ] mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge

Synonyms pickup pickup_arm tone_arm Related Terms mechanical_device record_player

8. pickup [ n ] the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
Examples: "his car has a lot of pickup"

Synonyms getaway pickup Related Terms acceleration

9. pickup [ n ] an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

Synonyms pickup cartridge Related Terms electro-acoustic_transducer crystal_pickup record_player stylus

10. pickup [ n ] the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

Synonyms pickup Related Terms acquiring transportation

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