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Definition of "pickle" []

  • An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar. (noun)
  • A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food. (noun)
  • A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing. (noun)
  • Informal A disagreeable or troublesome situation; a plight. See Synonyms at predicament. (noun)
  • Baseball A rundown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pickle" in a sentence
  • "Trying to "ketchup" with consumer demand for healthier foods, H.J. Heinz dropped the gherkin pickle from the condiment's more-than-a-century-old label logo and spruced it up with a tomato on the vine with the slogan "Grown not made.""
  • "How the script emerges from this pickle is a place of extreme spoiler territory and delicious screen surprise."
  • "I heard the "this pickle is as cream filled as the pickle that got me into this pickle" line, then saw a pee joke in the other video. 3 guesses which one I voted for. nofiFilms soul quest looks lame. does adult swim really need another aqua teen? will yes!"