Pickup Definition

pĭkŭp
pick up, pickups
noun
pickups
The act of striking or fielding a ball after it has touched the ground.
A good pickup and throw from third base.
American Heritage
The act of picking up, as in fielding a rapidly rolling baseball.
Webster's New World
The process or power of increasing in speed; acceleration.
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A small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads.
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The act of making the acquaintance of a stranger in a quick and flirtatious way with the hope of a romantic or sexual encounter.
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adjective
Assembled informally for a single engagement, contest, etc.
A pickup jazz band or baseball team.
Webster's New World
Of a game or job performed or played by those assembled in this way.
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Designating a window at a restaurant where prepared food can be bought by customers in cars.
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Extra value that is gained when bonds are swapped by traders. For instance, when bonds with the same coupon payment and maturities are swapped, or exchanged, one bond may be more valuable because of a difference in credit quality; this results in a pickup on the transaction for the trader ending up with the higher-quality bond.
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Noun

Singular:
pickup
Plural:
pickups

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