Definition of Pickaback

1. Adverb. On a railroad flatcar. "The trailer rode piggyback across the country"

Exact synonyms: Pig-a-back, Piggyback

2. Adverb. On the back or shoulder or astraddle on the hip. "She carried her child piggyback"
Exact synonyms: Pig-a-back, Piggyback

Definition of Pickaback

1. adv. On the back or shoulders; as, to ride pickback.

Definition of Pickaback

1. Adverb. On the back or the shoulders ¹

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Definition of Pickaback

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pickaback

1. On the back or shoulders; as, to ride pickback. Alternative forms: pickapack, pickback, and pickpack] "A woman stooping to take a child pickaback." (R,Jefferies) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pickaback

pick sixes
pick someone's brain
pick through
pick up line
pick up on
pick up speed
pick up stitches
pick up the gauntlet
pick up the phone
pick up the pieces
pick up the slack
pick up the tab
pick up truck
pick up trucks
pickaback (current term)
pickaback plant

Literary usage of Pickaback

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anniversary: Or Poetry and Prose for MDCCCXXIX by Allan Cunningham (1829)
"... pickaback ; OR, MOTHER AND CHILD. YOUNG mother, may thy spirit long Retain its joyous light, Thy Step as firm and springy be, Thy brow as smooth and ..."

2. Corrigenda and explanations of the text of Shakspere by George Gould (1881)
"stinking skull which he holds at present in his hand, instead of the pickaback of a man who has been dead " three-and- twenty years ". Act 5, so. 2. ..."

3. The Sanctuary of Athena Nike in Athens: Architectural Stages and Chronology by Ira S. Mark (1993)
"'3 For the pickaback group, Athens, Agora Mus. S 429, HA Thompson, ... Harrison informs me that she would now date the pickaback group as late as the early ..."

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