Pick"-up, or Pick"up` , n. [Colloq., Cant. or Slang]
Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.
That which picks up; specif.: (Elec.)
= Brush b.
One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc.
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