cherry picker

noun

Definition of cherry picker 

1 : a traveling crane equipped for holding a passenger at the end of the boom

2 : one who cherry-picks

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Stand-alone scaffolding and an idle cherry picker, essential construction tools in Barlow’s practice, hardly look out of place in this artistic junkyard. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, "Phyllida Barlow’s Supersize Sculptures Will Soon Arrive in New York," 9 Oct. 2018 Its public works department sent out a cherry picker and Wurst climbed in. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Think before releasing balloons: Osprey tangled 35-feet up rescued at Shore," 21 June 2018 All four Pakistanis testified as alibi witnesses in the evidentiary hearing on whether to free Lodi cherry picker Hamid Hayat, who has spent 12 years in prison after being convicted in 2006 of lying to the FBI and providing assistance to terrorists. Stephen Magagnini, sacbee, "Witnesses in Sacramento terror case testify from Pakistan in rare late-night court session | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Feb. 2018 Workers in hydraulic cranes, or cherry pickers, were sent high up the poles to refasten the nets. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Fisher's Topgolf fixes giant net that was damaged by wind and sleet," 17 Jan. 2018 Others like White Lake, Mich., John Turner hadn't worked at the factory but was looking for tools at a bargain for his small business: an arbor press, a cherry picker and jackstands. David Kiley, Popular Mechanics, "GM Makes Money, Closes Factories," 15 Nov. 2010 Officer Mays calmly rode the cherry picker to the ground to vacuum the rest of the swarm. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Look Out—It’s New York City’s Bee Cop! And He’s Got a Vacuum Cleaner," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cherry picker

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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