cherry picker


Also found in: Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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]
Translations
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Officers from the charity called for support from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, who used the cherry picker to reach Zazu.
I had to get a cherry picker licence so I could move around the massive canvas.
The church hired the mini cherry picker to clean the windows and by carrying out the work themselves they were able to keep costs down.
The cherry picker is being used over concerns the structure is too unsafe for workers on the site.
Similar to how a cherry picker positions himself to make an easy goal in a basketball or soccer game, the malware scouts an infected system and pinpoints exactly which processes to target in order to successfully steal credit card information.
They said Labajan, a trained and qualified operator of the cherry picker, was wearing his safety gear during the accident.
Pupils watch their teachers taken up in a cherry picker
One of these girders fell from its place and knocked over the cherry picker Kenneth Joyce was riding in, throwing him some 30 feet to the ground.
30pm yesterday, the two men from Bulgaria and Romania, aged 24 and 40, were standing in the manlift of the cherry picker vehicle trying to place aluminium panels on the side of a factory wall in the industrial area of Aradippou.
com)-- Businesses that are looking for used lifting equipment no longer need to be in the United Kingdom to benefit from Platform Sales' great prices on lifting equipment such as a cherry picker, scissor lifts, boom lifts, personnel lifts and trailer mounts.
PETER MEENAN, a bookmaker from County Mayo, died on Monday after his car collided with a van towing a cherry picker near Claremorris.
The giant spruce, which comes from the Grizedale Forest in the Lake District, will be decorated by two people on a cherry picker with more than 2,400 lights and other decorations.