1. [ noun ] (transportation) a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
Synonyms: pickup_truck
Related terms: truck technical
2. [ noun ] (informal) a warrant to take someone into custody

"put out a pickup on that man"

Related terms: bench_warrant colloquialism
3. [ noun ] anything with restorative powers
Synonyms: pick-me-up

"she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"

Related terms: corrective perk_up
4. [ noun ] (sexuality) a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships
Related terms: acquaintance pick_up
5. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29827
6. [ noun ] the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places

: "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"

Related terms: collection garbage_collection pick_up
7. [ noun ] mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
Synonyms: pickup_arm tone_arm
Related terms: mechanical_device record_player
8. [ noun ] the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
Synonyms: getaway

"his car has a lot of pickup"

Related terms: acceleration
9. [ noun ] (physics) an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable
Synonyms: cartridge
Related terms: electro-acoustic_transducer crystal_pickup record_player stylus
10. [ noun ] the act of taking aboard passengers or freight
Related terms: acquiring transportation
Similar spelling:   pick_up