cherry picker


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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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Cherry pickers, the remaining 18 percent of the sample, shop at two or more grocery stores on the same day at least once each month.
Brian was prepared to fork out pounds 80 to hire the high-tech cherry picker.
Police and five pumps from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service were at the scene, where fire fighters could be seen tackling the blaze 40ft up from a cherry picker until around 7.
After he spent three days on his makeshift perch in the tree, his owner, Zahra Latif, 23, hired the cherry picker hydraulic platform to get her flyaway pet back.
He admitted damaging a cherry picker belonging to Tree Top Adventure at Betws y Coed and allowing himself to be carried on a stolen dumper truck.
All of the schoolchildren were really excited to see the cherry picker arrive and even chanted for it to go higher.
Kenneth Joyce was working at the Wallsend site when a 14 tonne girder became unstable and knocked over the cherry picker he was in.
A PUBLICITY stunt for an anti-graffiti squad backfired after a cherry picker broke down - leaving two council workers stranded 40ft for two hours.
AFTER the efforts of 12 council workers, a team of gardeners, one policeman and a cherry picker, a dark street has finally seen the light.
He was working on overhead lines in Grangetown, Cardiff, yesterday for several hours, but got stuck when he found his van's battery had gone flat after trying to lower the platform of his cherry picker.
Gerry Frobisher went into a 40ft high cherry picker while people made donations below.
Removing shoes from telephone wires costs the council pounds 60 a time, for the rental of a cherry picker needed to safely reach them.