the pick of the litter

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the pick of the litter

: the best one of a group
  • There are many good cars on the market now, but this one is clearly the pick of the litter.

Word by Word Definitions

pick play
  1. : to pierce, penetrate, or break up with a pointed instrument

  2. : to remove bit by bit

  3. : to remove covering or adhering matter from

  1. : a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument

  2. : the act or privilege of choosing or selecting : choice

  3. : the best or choicest one

  1. : a heavy, usually long-handled iron or steel tool pointed at one or both ends — compare mattock

  2. : toothpick

  3. : picklock

  1. : to throw or thrust with effort : hurl

  2. : to throw (a shuttle) across the loom

  1. : the act of pitching or throwing

  2. : something thrown

  3. : a throw of the shuttle

litter play
  1. : a covered and curtained couch provided with shafts and used for carrying a single passenger

  2. : a device (such as a stretcher) for carrying a sick or injured person

  3. : material used as bedding for animals

  1. : bed

  2. : to give birth to a litter of (young)

  3. : to strew with scattered articles


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