cherry picker
noun Date: circa 1944 1. a traveling crane equipped for holding a passenger at the end of the boom 2. one who cherry-picks <
cherry pickers who gobbled up bargains all over town — J. S. Coyle
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  • cherry picker — 1. a moveable boom, having a bucketlike attachment at its top that is large enough to carry a worker: used for repairing telephone lines, pruning trees, etc. 2. a vehicle equipped with such a boom. Also, cherry picker, cherrypicker. [1860 65] * * …   Universalium

  • cherry picker — noun informal 1》 a hydraulic crane with a railed platform for raising and lowering people. 2》 a person who cherry picks …   English new terms dictionary

  • cherry picker — noun a) An extensible boom, usually mounted on a truck body, used by workers to reach inaccessible places as power lines and tall trees. b) A person or group who pick the best for themselves. Syn: bucket truck …   Wiktionary

  • cherry picker — n. apparatus used in orchards for picking fruits (not only for picking cherries); mobile crane that can be raised to enable a person to work off the ground (such as working on electrical lines, pruning trees, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cherry picker — cher′ry pick er n. 1) mac trs a movable boom topped with a bucketlike enclosure in which a worker stands while repairing telephone lines, pruning trees, etc 2) mac trs a vehicle with such a boom • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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