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

Examples of cherry picker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officers were also lifted onto the roof in a cherry picker. Washington Post, "Boulder police respond to an ‘active shooter’ incident at grocery store," 22 Mar. 2021 The mural, which is one of the biggest in Georgia, took 250 gallons of paint to complete and countless hours on a cherry picker to cover the building. Leon Stafford, ajc, "“Black Panther” artist paints massive Trilith soundstage mural," 5 Feb. 2021 And then, finally, a small cherry picker crane from the school’s maintenance staff appeared across the field. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "Inside the program: Behind-the-scenes look at Stephen F. Austin football as it navigates challenges of 2020," 22 Oct. 2020 Officials said the cubs were brought down from the tree when police officers enlisted the help from BARC Electric, who used a cherry picker to reach the tall branches. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, "3 Bear Cubs Are Rescued by Police After Their Mom Was Struck and Killed by Truck in Virginia," 13 Apr. 2020 Police said a 52-year-old man was moving a Ditch Witch in the alley when he was hit by the cherry picker. Lavendrick Smith, Dallas News, "Man killed by construction equipment near White Rock Lake, police say," 8 Jan. 2020 The victim was pinned between the Ditch Witch and cherry picker. Lavendrick Smith, Dallas News, "Man killed by construction equipment near White Rock Lake, police say," 8 Jan. 2020 After Fiery Plane Crash Photos from the scene show two apparent firefighters standing beside the plane in a cherry picker. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Pilot Survives After Crashing Plane Into Power Lines, Leaving Aircraft Hanging Upside Down," 25 Nov. 2019 Ultimately, a cherry picker brought in from Glasgow was used to transport technicians and firefighters to the top of the chimney and lower the man down. Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN, "Man dies after getting trapped at the top of a 290-foot chimney," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cherry picker

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Apr 2021

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“Cherry picker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cherry%20picker. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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