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pick·up / ˈpikˌəp/ • n. 1. (also pickup truck) a small truck with an enclosed cab and open back. 2. an act of collecting a person or goods, esp. in a vehicle: curbside pickup | [as adj.] travel by bus from your local pickup point to your hotel. 3. the reception of signals, esp. interference or noise, by electrical apparatus. 4. inf. a casual encounter with someone, with a view to having a sexual relationship. ∎  a person met in such an encounter. 5. an improvement in an economic indicator: signs of a pickup in demand. 6. a device that produces an electrical signal in response to some other kind of signal or change, in particular: ∎  the cartridge of a record player, carrying the stylus. ∎  a device on a musical instrument, particularly an electric guitar, that converts sound vibrations into electrical signals for amplification. 7. Mus. a series of introductory notes leading into the opening part of a tune. 8. Fishing a semicircular loop of metal for guiding the line back onto the spool as it is reeled in. • adj. informal and spontaneous: six players had started a full-court pickup basketball game.

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