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Pickup   /pˈɪkˌəp/   Listen
Pickup

noun
1.
A light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard.  Synonym: pickup truck.
2.
A warrant to take someone into custody.
3.
Anything with restorative powers.  Synonym: pick-me-up.
4.
A casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships.
5.
The attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration.  Synonym: getaway.
6.
Mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge.  Synonyms: pickup arm, tone arm.
7.
An electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable.  Synonym: cartridge.
8.
The act or process of picking up or collecting from various places.
9.
The act of taking aboard passengers or freight.



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"Pickup" Quotes from Famous Books



... agricultural products and light consumer goods. The World Bank, the IMF, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's out-of-date economic infrastructure and to alleviate poverty. Long-term growth through 2005 featured a pickup in industrial production and a substantial increase in output of minerals led by gold. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private-sector growth and investment. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported real GDP ...
— The 2008 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... part of the sighting that still wasn't explained was the radar pickup on the F-86's gun sight. Lieutenant Flues checked around, did a little experimenting, and found out that the small transmitter box on a radiosonde balloon will give an indication on the radar used in F-86 ...
— The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects • Edward Ruppelt



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