Associations to the word «Pickup»

Wiktionary

PICKUP, noun. An electronic device for detecting sound, vibration, etc., such as one fitted to an electric guitar or record player.
PICKUP, noun. In a record player, an electromagnetic component that converts the needle vibrations into an electrical signal.
PICKUP, noun. (US) (Canada) A pickup truck.
PICKUP, noun. (usually attributive) Impromptu or ad hoc, especially of sports games.
PICKUP, 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.
PICKUP, noun. (sports) In various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.
PICKUP, noun. (video games) An item that can be picked up by the player, conferring some benefit or effect; a power-up.
PICKUP, 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
PICKUP, noun. The act of answering a telephone.
PICKUP, noun. (film) A relatively minor shot filmed or recorded after the fact to augment previous footage.
PICKUP, noun. The act of collecting and taking away something or someone, usually in a vehicle. The time the act occurs.
PICKUP ARTIST, noun. One who uses specialized tactics to seduce women
PICKUP ARTISTS, noun. Plural of pickup artist
PICKUP TRUCK, noun. (chiefly North America) A light truck with an open cargo bed.
PICKUP TRUCKS, noun. Plural of pickup truck

Dictionary definition

PICKUP, noun. A light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard.
PICKUP, noun. A warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man".
PICKUP, noun. Anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her".
PICKUP, noun. A casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships.
PICKUP, noun. The attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup".
PICKUP, noun. Mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge.
PICKUP, noun. An electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable.
PICKUP, noun. The act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays".
PICKUP, noun. The act of taking aboard passengers or freight.

Wise words

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Florence Scovel Shinn