Definition of cherry picker in English:

cherry picker

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noun

informal
  • 1A hydraulic crane with a railed platform at the end for raising and lowering people, for instance to work on overhead cables: we had to use cherry pickers to get the appropriate camera angles
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    • The large crane, on Sheer Jetty, went over at just after 10 am today while attempting to lift a cherry picker crane from the carrier's flight deck, which is covered with scaffolding and canvas as the deck is being repainted.
    • Prison Service negotiators were hoisted up in a cherry picker platform to talk to the prisoner who came down voluntarily at about 6.30 pm.
    • I took a ride on the cherry picker, a crane that lifted me high enough to see most of the county and, frighteningly, Lindy's blouse in the crowd below me.
  • 2A person who cherry-picks.
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    • I whispered, being very deeply struck that a simple cherry picker would have the resources to gather such sensitive information.
    • But in Montreal there's always some cherry picker hanging around the front of the line at a bus stop trying his luck.

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