Pickle

Definition of Pickle

Pic´kle
n.1.See Picle.
1.A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
2.Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
3.(Founding) A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
4.A troublesome child; as, a little pickle.
To be in a pickle
to be in disagreeable position; to be in a condition of embarrassment, difficulty, or disorder.
To put a rod in pickle
to prepare a particular reproof, punishment, or penalty for future application.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
[imp. & p. p. Pickled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pickling .]
2.To give an antique appearance to; - said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.

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