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cherry picker

a moveable boom, having a bucketlike attachment at its top that is large enough to carry a worker: used for repairing telephone lines, pruning trees, etc.
a vehicle equipped with such a boom.
Also, cherry-picker, cherrypicker.
Origin of cherry picker
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cherry picker
  • Try to get a cherry picker donated for installation and take down if possible.
  • Manual removal is tedious and labor intensive and may be dangerous or impossible without the use of a cherry picker.
  • In a cherry picker, for example, the boom can be controlled from the cab of the truck and from the basket at the end of the boom.
  • Before the driver could slow the truck or safely move to the next lane, the semi-truck struck the cherry picker basket.
British Dictionary definitions for cherry picker

cherry picker

a hydraulic crane, esp one mounted on a lorry, that has an elbow joint or telescopic arm supporting a basket-like platform enabling a person to service high power lines or to carry out similar operations above the ground
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