picker

noun
pick·​er | \ ˈpi-kər How to pronounce picker (audio) \

Definition of picker

: one that picks: such as
a : a worker who picks something (such as crops)
b : a tool, implement, or machine used in picking something
c : a musician who picks a stringed instrument (such as a banjo)

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Examples of picker in a Sentence

a book reviewer who is one of the pickers of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Recent Examples on the Web The former Alabama running back was the guest picker and didn’t disappoint. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Derrick Henry makes picks with ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ as Lee Corso climbs elephant," 17 Oct. 2020 Legendary stock picker Warren Buffett celebrated his 90th birthday last weekend. Chris Farrell, Star Tribune, "You would do well to heed Warren Buffett's margin-of-safety lesson," 5 Sep. 2020 Before that, Mary Kay and I are joined by Doug Lesmerises, Ellis Williams and our Football Insider picker this week, Ken Millhone. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "A good Browns team presents a test for a good Colts team," 9 Oct. 2020 Texas singer-songwriter Lovett, whose music blends more flavors than Ben & Jerry’s, headlines a twofer day that also includes the infectious Afropop grooves of Congolese guitar picker Siama Matuzungidi. Staff Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Daily Guide, Wednesday, September 2," 2 Sep. 2020 Here are two basic tips: 📅 Don’t be a stock picker. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Robinhood’s speedy rise is shaking up the brokerage market," 19 Sep. 2020 Rick Pitino was the guest picker when GameDay was in Louisville in 2017. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, "'College GameDay' is back in Louisville: What you need to know," 19 Sep. 2020 Texas singer-songwriter Lovett, whose music blends more flavors than Ben & Jerry’s, headlines a twofer day that also includes the infectious Afropop grooves of Congolese guitar picker Siama Matuzungidi. Staff Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Daily Guide, Wednesday, September 2," 2 Sep. 2020 At a grape field in Lodi, picker Luis Sandoval told ABC10 the notion of hazard pay was never broached by his boss. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "American’s Food Supply Chain Was Already Deadly. Then Came the Wildfires.," 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of picker

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of picker was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

25 Oct 2020

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“Picker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picker. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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picker

noun
How to pronounce picker (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of picker

: a person or machine that picks crops

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