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picker

[pik-er] /ˈpɪk ər/
noun
1.
someone or something that picks.
2.
a special tool or machine for picking fruit, vegetables, etc., from their plants.
3.
a machine that picks fibers.
4.
a person who gathers fruit, flowers, etc.
5.
Slang. a player of a stringed instrument, especially a banjo.
6.
Metallurgy. a pointed rod for removing a pattern from a half mold.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; pick1 + -er1
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  • The mechanical cotton picker spurred a migration to northern cities-and the civil rights movement.
British Dictionary definitions for picker

picker

/ˈpɪkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that picks, esp that gathers fruit, crops, etc
2.
(in weaving) a person or the part of the loom that casts the shuttle
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Word Origin and History for picker
n.

1520s, "one who steals;" literal use "one who picks" is from 1660s; agent noun from pick (v.). From 1923 as "one who plays the banjo." Picker-upper attested from 1936.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for picker
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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