cherry picker


: a traveling crane equipped for holding a passenger at the end of the boom
: one who cherry-picks

Examples of cherry picker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The crew rigged multiple construction cranes and cherry pickers with overhead lights, with Disenhof underexposing the camera to find the perfect balance. Devan Coggan,, 9 June 2023 Of the three people trapped on the cherry pickers, one was rescued using a firetruck ladder while two others were hoisted off by a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023 Eventually, they and two neighbors were rescued from their balcony by fire rescue teams who used a cherry picker bucket., 24 June 2021 Men in harness can be seen scaling the side of the Fireball to reach riders before firefighters eventually manage to deploy what appears to be a cherry picker to free them. Mary Walrath-Holdridge, USA TODAY, 4 July 2023 Roof beams, or trusses, had collapsed at a construction site one building over from the station, trapping three construction workers in the rubble at ground level and three on cherry pickers. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2023 On Saturday morning, Gronowski chronicled the fire’s aftermath in a series of tweets, including photos of cherry pickers stretching to the building’s upper floors and a dog evacuated to a hotel lobby across the street – along with two cats and a gecko in a lunchbox. Celina Tebor, CNN, 18 Feb. 2023 On May 11, 2018, Brian Hess, a state wildlife biologist, rode a New Haven city cherry picker up to the nest and removed the chicks. Ryan Mandelbaum, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2022 Trowland and fellow protester Marcus Decker were reportedly arrested after being brought down from the bridge on a cherry picker and charged with conspiracy to commit a public nuisance. Andrew Mark Miller, Fox News, 21 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cherry picker was in 1940

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“Cherry picker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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