Definition of pickup noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpɪkʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪkʌp//
    Types of vehicle
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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 See related entries: Types of vehicle
  2. 2[countable] a person somebody meets for the first time, for example in a bar, with whom they start a sexual relationship casual pickups
  3. 3[countable] pickup (in something) an improvement a pickup in the housing market
  4. 4[uncountable, countable] an occasion when somebody/something is collected Goods are delivered not later than noon on the day after pickup.
  5. 5[countable] the part of a record player or musical instrument that changes electrical signals into sound, or sound into electrical signals
  6. 6[uncountable] (North American English) a vehicle’s ability to accelerate (= increase in speed)
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