Picktooth

Pick"tooth`

(?), n. A toothpick. [Obs.] Swift.
[1913 Webster]

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Pick"up

, or

Pick"-up`

}, n. [Colloq., Cant, or Slang] 1. Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. That which picks up; specif.: (Elec.) same as Brush b.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. a social companion for the evening who is met without prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of joining with such a companion in that fashion.
[PJC]

5. (Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a vehicle to accelerate.
[PJC]

6. (Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains the stylus and also components for converting the vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a cartridge; also, the process of converting vibrations into electrical impulses.
[PJC]

7. (Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into electrical signals in a sound or image recording or transmitting device.
[PJC]

8. (Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides and a tailgate. Also called pickup truck.
[PJC]

9. a hitchhiker who has been picked up.
[PJC]

 

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