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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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Michele and fellow campaigners Ben Browning, Robert Gillan and Sam Purdie want the Cherrypickers to be inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.
Those who may be seduced by ITV's sudden Lazarus-like rebirth to the beauties of racing may remember that when you deal with cherrypickers you need a long ladder, just as they advise that when you sup with the devil it is best to use a long spoon.
It could have been Real Madrid, Barcelona or the Glenbuck Cherrypickers, Ally was certain we would win.
The Wearside company, sells 95% of its cherrypickers overseas, says its order book has tripled in recent months, thanks in part to development work picking up in some countries and companies replenishing their stock of machines after years of a spending freeze.
We had to bring three cherrypickers to get one tall enough."
Tanfield, which makes cherrypickers and electric vehicles, has seen its business decline in recent years and the company, once worth more than pounds 500m, saw trading fall in 2008.
Rescue teams used cherrypickers to help terrified tourists down from the teetering cable cars.
But this time Harry Dunn's Cherrypickers made sure it was they who claimed the spoils at the end of an enthralling, if not high-quality, replay.
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.
Jeremy Paxman: For what are "cherrypickers" and "cheesemongers" another name?
Q How did Glenbuck Cherrypickers come by their name?