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Dictionary definition for: Pickup

1. (n) a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard

2. (n) a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man"

3. (n) anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"

4. (n) a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

5. (n) the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup"

6. (n) mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge

7. (n) an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

8. (n) the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"

9. (n) the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

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