World English Dictionary
pickle (ˈpɪkəl)
1.  (often plural) vegetables, such as cauliflowers, onions, etc, preserved in vinegar, brine, etc
2.  any food preserved in this way
3.  a liquid or marinade, such as spiced vinegar, for preserving vegetables, meat, fish, etc
4.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a cucumber that has been preserved and flavoured in a pickling solution, such as brine or vinegar
5.  informal an awkward or difficult situation: to be in a pickle
6.  informal (Brit) a mischievous child
7.  to preserve in a pickling liquid
8.  to immerse (a metallic object) in a liquid, such as an acid, to remove surface scale
[C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch pekel; related to German Pökel brine]

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pickler definition

  1. n.
    a drunkard; an alcoholic. (See also pickled.) : The cops brought in about thirty picklers last night.
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