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cherry picker

or cherry-picker, cher·ry·pick·er

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noun

a moveable boom, having a bucketlike attachment at its top that is large enough to carry a worker: used for repairing telephone lines, pruning trees, etc.
a vehicle equipped with such a boom.

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Origin of cherry picker

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for cherry picker

cherry picker

noun

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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