cherry picker

or cher·ry-pick·er, cher·ry·pick·er


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.

Nearby words

  1. cherry brandy,
  2. cherry coal,
  3. cherry laurel,
  4. cherry orchard, the,
  5. cherry pepper,
  6. cherry pie,
  7. cherry plum,
  8. cherry red,
  9. cherry tomato,
  10. cherry-bob

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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