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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Contractors and fire crews worked yesterday to gain access to the house, knocking down parts of walls and using a cherrypicker to remove the remaining tiles from the roof.
The Cherrypicker driver refused to give up on 69-year-old Robin, performing chest compressions for more than 20 minutes and shocking him four times with a defibrillator from the visitor centre.
The unnamed Englishman, aged about 40, was brought down to earth on a cherrypicker after firefighters were called by police whose shouts had failed to rouse him on the Costa del Sol.