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pick

1
1. a tool with a handle carrying a long steel head curved and tapering to a point at one or both ends, used for loosening soil, breaking rocks, etc.
2. any of various tools used for picking, such as an ice pick or toothpick
3. a plectrum

pick

2 (in weaving)
1. one casting of a shuttle
2. a weft or filling thread

pick

[pik]
(computer science)
To select the next card from an input stack for feeding into a card machine.
(design engineering)
The steel cutting points used on a coal-cutter chain.
A miner's steel or iron digging tool with sharp points at each end.
(engineering)
To dress the sides of a shaft or other excavation.
To remove shale, dirt, and such from coal.
(textiles)

pick

A hand tool used for loosening and breaking up closely compacted soil and rock; consists of a steel head which usually is curved, with a point on one or both ends, mounted on a wooden handle.
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Jenkins sent out a side featuring 14 changes from last week's 29-29 draw with Australia and then watched as the Welsh second string picked apart the visitors.
Her victim was Vera Zvonareva, the 21-year-old Russian who was seeded 30th but had her game picked apart.