cherry picker

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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.
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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
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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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