Definition of Pickup

1. Noun. A light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard.

Exact synonyms: Pickup Truck
Specialized synonyms: Technical
Generic synonyms: Motortruck, Truck

2. Noun. A warrant to take someone into custody. "Put out a pickup on that man"
Generic synonyms: Arrest Warrant, Bench Warrant
Language type: Colloquialism
Derivative terms: Pick Up

3. Noun. Anything with restorative powers. "She needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"
Exact synonyms: Pick-me-up
Generic synonyms: Corrective, Restorative
Derivative terms: Pick Up

4. Noun. A casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships.
Generic synonyms: Acquaintance, Friend
Derivative terms: Pick Up

5. Noun. The attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration. "His car has a lot of pickup"
Exact synonyms: Getaway
Generic synonyms: Acceleration

6. Noun. Mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge.
Exact synonyms: Pickup Arm, Tone Arm
Generic synonyms: Mechanical Device
Group relationships: Phonograph, Record Player

7. Noun. An electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable.
Exact synonyms: Cartridge
Specialized synonyms: Crystal Pickup
Generic synonyms: Electro-acoustic Transducer
Group relationships: Phonograph, Record Player
Terms within: Stylus

8. Noun. The act or process of picking up or collecting from various places. "Garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"

9. Noun. The act of taking aboard passengers or freight.
Generic synonyms: Acquiring, Getting
Group relationships: Conveyance, Transfer, Transferral, Transport, Transportation
Derivative terms: Pick Up

Definition of Pickup

1. n. Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.

Definition of Pickup

1. Noun. An electronic device for detecting sound, vibration, etc., such as one fitted to an electric guitar or record player. ¹

2. Noun. (US Canada) A pickup truck. ¹

3. Noun. (attributive) Impromptu or ad hoc, especially of sports games. ¹

4. Noun. An instance of approaching someone and engaging in romantic flirtation and courting with the intent to pursue romance, a date, or a sexual encounter. See also '''pick-up line''', '''pick-up joint''', '''pickup artist'''. ¹

5. Noun. (video games) An item that can be picked up by the player, conferring some benefit or effect; a power-up. ¹

6. Noun. (US, Canada) The act of a challenging party or candidate winning an electoral district held by an incumbent party or candidate. See also '''gain''' ¹

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Definition of Pickup

1. a small truck [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pickup

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pickup arm
pickup artist
pickup truck
pickup trucks
picnic area
picnic basket

Literary usage of Pickup

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1. Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to by Edward William Cox, Great BRitain Magistrates' cases (1889)
"1880 the Blackburn borough surveyor served the said Richard pickup with notice under the ... R. pickup failed to do the work required, and the plaintiff did ..."

2. The Express Service and Rates by William Henry Chandler (1914)
"pickup AND DELIVERY SERVICE In many of the eastern states the trolley express does not give a pickup and delivery service; such lines maintain one or more ..."

3. A Concise Treatise on the Law of Wills by Henry Studdy Theobald (1881)
"... this effect where it is used with oth er profits. words, none of which have the same specific force. pickup v. Atkinson, 4 Ha. 624; see, too, Booth v. ..."

4. Apollo's Warriors: United States Air Force Special Operations During the by Michael E. Haas (1998)
"20 Officially named the "Personnel pickup Ground Station," it was known more simply by the designated pickup aircrews as "the snatch system. ..."

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