the pick of the litter

Definition of the pick of the litter

  1. :  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

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

    :  to remove bit by bit

    :  to remove covering or adhering matter from

  1. :  a blow or stroke with a pointed instrument

    :  the act or privilege of choosing or selecting :  choice

    :  the best or choicest one

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

    :  toothpick

    :  picklock

  1. :  to throw or thrust with effort :  hurl

    :  to throw (a shuttle) across the loom

  1. :  the act of pitching or throwing

    :  something thrown

    :  a throw of the shuttle

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

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

    :  material used as bedding for animals

  1. :  bed

    :  to give birth to a litter of (young)

    :  to strew with scattered articles

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