Informal.a casual, usually unintroduced acquaintance, often one made in hope of a sexual relationship.
an instance of stopping for or taking aboard passengers or freight, as by a train, ship, taxicab, etc., especially an instance of taking freight or a shipment of goods onto a truck.
the person, freight, or shipment so taken aboard: The cab driver had a pickup at the airport who wanted to be driven to the docks.
capacity for rapid acceleration.
acceleration; increase in speed.
Also called pickup truck.a small truck with a low-sided open body, used for deliveries and light hauling.
Baseball.the act of fielding a ball after it hits the ground.
Also called cartridge.a small device attached to the end of a phonograph tone arm that contains a stylus and the mechanism that translates the movement of the stylus in a record groove into a changing electrical voltage.
the act of receiving sound waves in the transmitting set in order to change them into electrical waves.
a receiving or recording device.
the place from which a broadcast is being transmitted.
a telecast made directly from the scene of an action.
Metalworking.(in the cold-drawing of metal) the adhesion of particles of the metal to the die or plug.
composed of or employing whatever persons are available on a more or less impromptu basis: a pickup game of baseball; a pickup dance band.
using whatever ingredients are handy or available: a Sunday night pickup supper.
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a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
"small truck used for light loads," 1932, from pick (v.) + up, the notion probably being for use to "pick up" (feed, lumber, etc.) and deliver it where it was needed. As an adj. meaning "temporary, ad hoc" (of a game, band, etc.) the word is recorded from 1936.