cherry picker


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 The fan palm is pockmarked with holes — some created by birds, others by humans climbing it to remove the fronds (Exposition Park now uses a cherry picker to reduce stress on the old-timer). Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 For that one, he was put on a cherry picker and raised 10 feet above the planes, parked on the tarmac. Julia Buckley, CNN, 17 Feb. 2022 As neighbors looked on, workers on a cherry picker methodically dismantled No. 28 with a chipping gun, creating a gaptoothed streetscape out of what had been, for 138 years, a pleasingly homogeneous row. New York Times, 5 Nov. 2021 So, Russell, whose wife is a veterinarian, took notes and reached out to the fire chief, who eventually gave the green light for one of his men to go up there aboard the cherry picker. Washington Post, 29 June 2021 Fire and rescue crews arrived and tried to save people from the remaining portions of the building complex with a cherry picker. Eli Stokols, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2021 Residents like Barry Cohen, 63, and his wife had to be rescued from their balcony in a cherry picker in the dark. New York Times, 24 June 2021 After attempting to escape on their own, Cohen said he, his wife and two neighbors were rescued from their balcony by fire rescue teams who used a cherry picker bucket, the Herald reported. Joelle Goldstein,, 24 June 2021 Firefighters arriving at their window with a cherry picker bucket brought them to safety. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 24 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cherry picker

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

12 Jun 2022

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“Cherry picker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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