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pickup (plural pickups)
- An electronic device for detecting sound, vibration, etc., such as one fitted to an electric guitar or record player.
- (US, Canada) A pickup truck.
- (attributive) Impromptu or ad hoc, especially of sports games.
- At lunch we had a game of pickup hockey.
- An instance of approaching someone and engaging in romantic flirtation and courting with the intent to pursue romance, a date, or a sexual encounter. See also pick-up line, pick-up joint, pickup artist.
- Hey, thanks for the drink, but if this is a pickup, I'm not interested.
- (video games) An item that can be picked up by the player, conferring some benefit or effect; a power-up.
- (US, Canada) The act of a challenging party or candidate winning an electoral district held by an incumbent party or candidate. See also gain
- The returns from the election show Apple Party candidate Jane Doe has made a pickup in the district of City West defeating Orange Party Incumbent Joe Smith
- In a record player, an electromagnetic component that converts the needle vibrations into an electrical signal.
- The act of answering a telephone.
- (film) A relatively minor shot filmed or recorded after the fact to augment previous footage.
- (usually attributive) An impromptu athletic game.
- Rather than join a basketball league, James decided to play pick up.
- At lunch we had a game of pick up hockey.
- The act of collecting and taking away something or someone, usually in a vehicle. The time the act occurs.
- (US) A pickup truck.
a casual athletic game