Definition of picker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpikər/


1 [usually with modifier] A person or machine that gathers or collects something: a tomato picker
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  • Investigations are continuing after raids on tomato and capsicum pickers and packers near the town.
  • Today's tomato pickers toil in often dangerous conditions for rock-bottom wages; they must pick two tons of tomatoes to earn just $50.
  • The action, led by the Coalition of Workers, follows a work stoppage last December and a hunger strike by six tomato pickers two seasons ago.
1.1(In a warehouse) an employee who gathers products to complete customers' orders for delivery: hand-held computers tell the pickers how much of what product has to go to which loading dock
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  • She took a job in a book warehouse there and spent her workdays as a picker, sorting books and reading them along the way.
  • An army of pickers scour the shelves collecting customer orders at the command of their handheld scanners.
  • Captains made sure the pickers arrived to work on time and performed their duties as expected.
2 [usually with modifier] A person who plays a plucked instrument, especially a guitar, banjo, or mandolin: banjo pickers
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  • Besides being a fine banjo picker and showman, he took an unassuming but near academic interest in folk music.
  • In my research I have come across a scattering of three-finger banjo pickers who precede him, and they seem to have connections to the three-finger guitar pickers.
  • Over an adventurous career he has been a carpenter, welder, Vietnam combat veteran, honky tonk guitar picker, maker of custom Damascus knives and machinist.

Words that rhyme with picker

bicker, clicker, dicker, flicker, kicker, liquor, nicker, pricker, shicker, slicker, snicker, sticker, ticker, tricker, vicar, whicker, Wicca, wicker

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Syllabification: pick·er

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