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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]


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  • Cartridge — Car tridge (k[aum]r tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage, corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.) A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard, or other material. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cartridge — can refer to: *Cartridge (electronics), a module to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment *4 track cartridge, an analogue music storage format popular from the late 1950s to the early 1970s *8 track cartridge, an analogue music storage… …   Wikipedia

  • Cartridge — bezeichnet: Steckmodul, ein in elektronische Geräte einsetzbares Bauteil mit festem Gehäuse oder nur das Gehäuse selbst Modul (Computerspiele), häufige Einsatzform im Endkonsumentenbereich 8 Spur Kassette, eine Audiocassette mit nur einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cartridge — [kär′trij] n. [altered < CARTOUCHE] 1. a cylindrical case of cardboard, metal, etc. containing the charge and primer, and usually the projectile, for a firearm 2. any of various small containers, holding a supply of material for a larger… …   English World dictionary

  • cartridge — 1570s, cartage, corruption of Fr. cartouche a full charge for a pistol (16c.), from It. cartoccio roll of paper, an augmentive form of M.L. carta paper (see CARD (Cf. card) (n.)). The notion is of a roll of paper containing a charge for a firearm …   Etymology dictionary

  • cartridge — (izg. kȇrtridž) m DEFINICIJA inform. kaseta koja predstavlja dodatni modul, utiče se u neki sklop (tinta za pisač, igra na konzolama i sl.) ETIMOLOGIJA engl …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • cartridge — ► NOUN 1) a container holding a spool of film, a quantity of ink, or other item or substance, designed for insertion into a mechanism. 2) a casing containing a charge and a bullet or shot for small arms or an explosive charge for blasting. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • cartridge — /kahr trij/, n. 1. Also called cartouche. a cylindrical case of pasteboard, metal, or the like, for holding a complete charge of powder, and often also the bullet or the shot for a rifle, machine gun, or other small arm. 2. a case containing any… …   Universalium

  • Cartridge — I Cartridge   [englisch, kɑːtrɪdʒ; wörtlich »Patrone«], 1) steckbares Modul zur externen Datenspeicherung für digitale elektronische Geräte wie Computer, Synthesizer, Drum Computer oder Sequenzer. Es handelt sich um komfortable schnelle… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • cartridge — Synonyms and related words: Gramophone, PA, PA system, Victrola, audio sound system, audiophile, backing, ball cartridge, bibliofilm, binaural system, bipack, bitch box, black and white film, blank cartridge, bullhorn, cartouche, cassette,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cartridge — car|tridge [ˈka:trıdʒ US ˈka:r ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: cartage cartridge (16 17 centuries), from French cartouche gun cartridge with a paper case , from Italian cartoccio, from carta; CARD1] 1.) a small container or piece of equipment that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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