noun pick·up \ˈpik-ˌəp\

: a small truck that has an open back with low sides

: the act of going somewhere to get a person or thing that you will then take to another place

: an increase in activity

Full Definition of PICKUP

:  one that is picked up: as
a :  a hitchhiker who is given a ride
b :  a temporary chance acquaintance
c :  a player acquired from another team
:  the act or process of picking up: as
a :  a revival of business activity
b :  acceleration
c :  the act or technique of making the acquaintance of a previously unknown person especially for amorous purposes
:  the conversion of mechanical movements into electrical impulses in the reproduction of sound; also :  a device (as on a phonograph) for making such conversion
a :  the reception of sound or an image into a radio or television transmitting apparatus for conversion into electrical signals
b :  a device (as a microphone or a television camera) for converting sound or the image of a scene into electrical signals
:  a light truck having an enclosed cab and an open body with low sides and tailgate —called also pickup truck
:  a pickup game <playing pickup>

Examples of PICKUP

  1. The fee pays for garbage pickup.
  2. The school bus was late for its afternoon pickup.
  3. The truck is scheduled to make a pickup today.

First Known Use of PICKUP


Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

Rhymes with PICKUP

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: organized informally with people who are available or nearby at the time

: of or relating to the act of trying to meet strangers in order to have brief sexual relationships with them

Full Definition of PICKUP

:  utilizing or comprising local or available personnel especially without formal organization <a pickup basketball game> <a pickup band>

Examples of PICKUP

  1. He plays with pickup bands at nightclubs.
  2. What's the pickup scene like in this city?

First Known Use of PICKUP



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