Pickup

Definition of Pickup

Pick´up
n.1.Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.
2.(Elec.) That which picks up;
3.One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc.
4.a social companion for the evening who is met without prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of joining with such a companion in that fashion.
5.(Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a vehicle to accelerate.
6.(Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a cartridge; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses.
7.(Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device.
8.(Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides and a tailgate. Also called pickup truck.
9.a hitchhiker who has been picked up.

Related Words

acquaintance, friend, pick up
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