noun \ˈpi-kər\

: a person or machine that picks crops

Full Definition of PICKER

:  one that picks: as
a :  a worker who picks something (as crops)
b :  a tool, implement, or machine used in picking something
c :  a musician who picks a stringed instrument (as a banjo)

Examples of PICKER

  1. <a book reviewer who is one of the pickers of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction>

First Known Use of PICKER

14th century

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noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Machine for harvesting a crop (e.g., corn, cotton) and preparing it for storage. The mechanical picker removes mainly the desired portion of the plant (e.g., grain and cobs of corn, bolls of cotton) rather than harvesting the entire plant.


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