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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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A supersized cherrypicker had to be brought in for the job after two smaller lifts were unable to reach were unable to reach the top of the sign.
Our Graphic Overlay and SqueezeBack applications combine the proven capabilities of our DM 6400 Network CherryPicker platform with Terayon software application expertise to create new value for large and small cable system operators.
Kell said the business would start to relieve the bottlenecks in the supply of the cherrypickers and further push up sales, and that the losses would be cut over this financial year, although they were unlikely to disappear just yet.
DEATH PLUNGE J Gary Currie FATAL FLAW The crane that suffered catastrophic failure on Wednesday and sent construction worker Gary plummeting to his death also buckled and broke in same joint one year ago TRAGIC J Gary Currie fell to his death 'SORRY' J The crane's owner Donald Craig, right, at Buchanan House PROOFJ Close-up shows the machine is broken in the same place WRECKED 3 The cherrypicker after the fatal accident in Glasgow LOCATION J Cherrypicker on site at Bellerophon Drive in Penicuik BUCKLED J The first time the crane broke
A The favoured theory is that men from the mining community of Glenbuck served with the 11th Hussars during the Boer War (1899-1902) and the nickname of that regiment is the Cherrypickers.
Tanfield has ramped up production of its access platforms ( more commonly known as cherrypickers ( since acquiring the Aerial Access business as part of the Gateshead-based SEV Group it bought last October.
Armstrong has deployed the Terayon CherryPickers to enable a range of applications in conjunction with its all-digital network transition.
More than 700 CherryPickers have been deployed worldwide by such leading cable television operators are Adelphia, Cablecom, Charter, Cogeco, Cox, Suburban, Time Warner and Videotron.
Adelphia, which has aggressively rolled out digital cable services, will immediately begin deploying the CherryPickers in cable systems throughout the nation.
Operators worldwide have deployed more than 700 CherryPickers to assemble programming line-ups customized to meet the requirements of their subscribers, and with our new CherryPicker National Control, we have enabled the more than 900 cable systems that receive HITS content and use NAS to have this same capability," said Stephen King, senior vice president and general manager of Terayon's digital video systems.
More than 700 CherryPickers have been deployed worldwide by such leading cable television operators as Adelphia, Cablecom, Charter, Cogeco, Cox, Suburban, Time Warner and Videotron.