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Definition of "pickup" []

  • The act or process of picking up: the pickup and delivery of farm produce. (noun)
  • Sports The act of striking or fielding a ball after it has touched the ground: a good pickup and throw from third base. (noun)
  • Capacity for acceleration: a sports car with good pickup. (noun)
  • Informal An improvement in condition or activity: a pickup in sales. (noun)
  • Slang An arrest by a law enforcement officer. (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 "pickup" in a sentence
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  • "Well, here are just a few things: 5-star safety rating for front impact crash tests¥ Consumers Digest Best Buy Award winner‡‡ Most dependable, longest lasting pickup on the road* Most fuel efficient full-size pickup** Visit O'Regan's Chevrolet on Robie to load up with this offer today."
  • "Road hunting from a pickup is a popular method employed by the lazy, too."