pickup truck
Pickup Pick"up, or Pick-up Pick"-up`, n. [Colloq., Cant, or Slang] 1. Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. That which picks up; specif.: (Elec.) same as {Brush} b. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. a social companion for the evening who is met without prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of joining with such a companion in that fashion. [PJC]

5. (Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a vehicle to accelerate. [PJC]

6. (Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a {cartridge}; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses. [PJC]

7. (Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device. [PJC]

8. (Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides and a tailgate. Also called {pickup truck}. [PJC]

9. a hitchhiker who has been picked up. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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