Definition of picker in English:


Syllabification: pick·er
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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  • Lesley, who worked at the factory, slowly worked her way up the ranks after starting out as a warehouse picker.
  • Adam was a picker, collecting what customers buy from the miles of shelving.
  • Our Richmond based warehouse facility is looking for quick and efficient order pickers.
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.

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