picker


picker
/pik"euhr/, n.
1. someone or something that picks.
2. a special tool or machine for picking fruit, vegetables, etc., from their plants.
3. a machine that picks fibers.
4. a person who gathers fruit, flowers, etc.
5. Slang. a player of a stringed instrument, esp. a banjo.
6. Metall. a pointed rod for removing a pattern from a half mold.
[1520-30; PICK1 + -ER1]

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Machine for harvesting a crop (e.g., corn, cotton) and preparing it for storage.

The mechanical picker removes mainly the desired portion of the plant (e.g., grain and cobs of corn, bolls of cotton) rather than harvesting the entire plant.

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