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cherry picker

or cher·ry-pick·er (chĕr′ē-pĭk′ər)
n.
1. A person or machine that picks cherries.
2.
a. A maneuverable vertical boom with an open bucket or cage at the end from which a worker can perform aerial work such as pruning trees or repairing electrical lines.
b. A vehicle equipped with such a boom.
3. cherry-picker A person who cherry-picks.

cherry picker

n
(Building) a hydraulic crane, esp one mounted on a lorry, that has an elbow joint or telescopic arm supporting a basket-like platform enabling a person to service high power lines or to carry out similar operations above the ground

cher′ry pick`er


n.
1. a movable boom topped with a bucketlike enclosure in which a worker stands while repairing telephone lines, pruning trees, etc.
2. a vehicle with such a boom.
[1860–65]
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Later, a Merseyside Fire and Rescue cherrypicker arrived at the scene, and it appeared that an examination of the roof was being carried out and photographs were being taken.
Only one British-trained horse - Cherrypicker in 1929 - has won the race and Instant Attraction, who heads the weights, Boomshackerlacker and Dream Walker will be attempting to end that losing run.
Merthyr Vale ward councillor Darren Roberts said the company faced the difficult task of "finding a cherrypicker with a long enough reach to access the apex of the chapel from the main road," but that as a result of their painstaking work, the area was deemed safe enough for Aberfan Road - which had been closed since the fire - to reopen.
For a start, Tom now needs the aid of a cherrypicker to get onto the planes.
Trainee steel erector Reece Gibson had only been working for Crossgill Construction Ltd for three weeks when his head was trapped between the basket of a cherrypicker and a steel rail during a construction project in Newcastle.
Personally, I was too busy watching John Barrowman, resplendent in a purple tartan suit, singing Donald Where's Yer Troosers on the back of a cherrypicker to formulate any opinion other than, "I'm so not drunk enough for this right now".
ARRIS Group Inc (Nasdaq:ARRS), a provider of IP, video and broadband technology, announced on Tuesday that its CherryPicker Application Platform CAP-1000 has been selected by Globosat, a multichannel cable and satellite TV programmer in Brazil, to deliver and monetize new entertainment services.
Instead of having to lower someone down on a rope to a window on the seventh floor, or raise them up on a cherrypicker, you could send up the flying robot instead," he said.
Mertesacker, approximately the same height and build as an average cherrypicker, looked less comfortable.
The fire brigade and engineers worked to free the cherrypicker so they could level the bridge and we could walk out.
So here's the abridged version: applied online, shocked when chosen at random, went to London, took a 3ft penguin, felt nervous, got on cherrypicker, got on plinth, made origami birds for hour, dropped them off plinth to children, parasol blew off plinth (nobody injured), got off plinth, wrote lots about experience and bored my friends.
While Magnet had previously used the Motorola DM6400 Cherrypicker application platform to deliver video to customers, Motorola said that the selection of the VIP1900 series fro in-premise deployment 'marks the introduction of Motorola set-tops to the Irish market'.