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cherry picker

[′cher·ē ‚pik·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A crane used to remove the aerospace capsule containing astronauts from the top of the rocket in the event of a malfunction.
(mechanical engineering)
Any of several small traveling cranes, especially one used to hoist a passenger on the end of a boom.
(mining engineering)
A small hoist used to facilitate car changing near the loader in a mine tunnel.

cherry picker

A machine for lifting men or materials on a platform at the end of an extendable boom; usually mounted on a carrier with wheels to provide mobility.
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While he successfully freed it, the cherrypicker shot upwards, trapping his head between the basket and another rail, and leaving him with a jaw broken in three places, a severe cut all the way through the right side of his cheek, as well as other cuts to his face and a bruised shoulder.
When I stepped off the cherrypicker, I was still in public view, but by then nobody cared.
Terayon - Private Suite (Hilton) - Terayon will demonstrate its Network CherryPicker family of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/AVC processing platforms that enable service providers to deliver standard and high definition digital video services and applications in DVB-H environments.
Junior champions Faye Currie and Cherrypicker won both the 60 and 70 cm leagues.
Looking like a capsule from the London Eye, attached to a giant cherrypicker, the ride can take 13 passengers and one crew member on a 15-minute journey 300ft above the waves.
Award Recognizes Motorola CherryPicker for The Development and Commercialization of Digital Infrastructure for Local Cable Ad Insertion
Pellew, who is also president of the British Chambers of Commerce, takes over the chairmanship from entrepreneur Roy Stanley, whose business interests include Washington-based electric vehicle and cherrypicker firm Tanfield Stanley said: "It's been a fantastic four years where we have achieved an enormous amount on behalf of the businesses we work with.
Tensions clearly remain between Sonae and the Health and Safety Executive who are also probing the death of demolition worker Dennis Kay, 62, as he worked on a cherrypicker.
Leaning over the railings of a Cherrypicker some 50ft above ground level, Sir Jeremy was invited to manhandle a bolt as part of the launch celebrations.
Worldwide Computer Products News-6 May 2008-Motorola unveils software enhancement for CherryPicker Application Platform(C)1995-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
He was brought to ground in a cherrypicker on Monday evening after spending the afternoon precariously balanced on a narrow ledge.