cherry picker

or cherry-picker, cher·ry·pick·er

  1. 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.

  2. a vehicle equipped with such a boom.

Origin of cherry picker

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby cherry picker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cherry picker in a sentence

  • He was standing in the basket of a tall cherry-picker, barechested and brown.

    Makers | Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for cherry picker

cherry picker

  1. 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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