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pickaback (not comparable)

  1. On the back or the shoulders
    • 1663, Hudibras, by Samuel Butler, part 1, canto 2
      For, as our modern wits behold, / Mounted a pick-back on the old, / Much further off; much further he / Rais'd on his aged beast, could see
    • 1949, Earth Abides, by George R. Stewart
      The young men then decided that they would carry him pickaback at turns, and so they did.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used especially of something or somebody being carried in this manner.



pickaback (third-person singular simple present pickabacks, present participle pickabacking, simple past and past participle pickabacked)

  1. (transitive) Dated form of piggyback (carry someone on the back or shoulders).