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cherry picker

noun
1.
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.
2.
a vehicle equipped with such a boom.
Also, cherry-picker, cherrypicker.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for cherry-picker

cherry picker

noun
1.
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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Slang definitions & phrases for cherry-picker

cherry-picker

noun
  1. A man who especially prizes the sex act with young girls (1950s+)
  2. A switch operator (1940s+ Railroad)
  3. An articulated crane with a bucketlike platform: a guy in a cherry-picker fixing the phone lines (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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