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Definition of pickup noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also pickup truck) [countable] a vehicle with low sides and no roof at the back, used, for example, by farmers
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] an occasion when someone or something is collected Goods are delivered not later than noon on the day after pickup.
  3. 3[countable] pickup (in something) an improvement a pickup in the housing market
  4. 4[uncountable] a vehicle's ability to accelerate (= increase in speed)
  5. 5[countable] a person someone meets for the first time, for example in a bar, with whom they start a sexual relationship casual pickups
  6. 6[countable] the part of a record player or musical instrument that changes electrical signals into sound, or sound into electrical signals
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