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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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Gauri, Sudhir & Talukbar (2005:1), argue against this the loyalty aspect of this definition as they found that cherry pickers can indeed be store loyal as they delay their shopping trip over time and in order to get a better price deal at the same store.
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Hi-lo supermarkets have a different nemesis, the cherry picker.
Their research showed that cherry pickers are willing to travel to multiple stores in inconvenient locations in order to secure outstanding bargains on individual product purchases.
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.
They are: cherry pickers, or bargain hunters; brand reliants, or those who value brand reputation and privacy; time savers, who prefer speed and convenience; variety seekers; and "Netizens," who are very familiar with the Internet and its dangers and who therefore also value privacy among all other attributes.
The raid involved 130 squad cars, a state patrol helicopter, three city buses, cherry pickers, backhoes, several fire trucks, five twenty-foot Ryder trucks filled with police in riot gear, and eight portable toilets.
Stores attached minimum purchase requirements to specials so that the cherry pickers had to pay normal prices for a few things to get the specials.
Her local beat bobby, Pc Rod Evans, even came up with the name for her latest novel, The Cherry Pickers.
And increasingly, the answer involves rewarding the loyal shoppers, wooing shoppers who split their business and allowing cherry pickers to find satisfaction at competitors' stores.
GOING UP: Cherry pickers at work with Haven Building & Maintenance Ltd
The Washington company, which retains a stake of almost a quarter in the electric vehicle business it sold to its US associate company last year, said that the worldwide order book for its Snorkel-branded cherry pickers shot up by almost 300% in the year to the end of December.