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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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TANFIELD Group, which makes cherry pickers for the construction industry, has raised pounds 2m through a share placing to support US associate company, Smith Electric Vehicles.
Since March, 11 machines have been stolen in ram-raids using various heavy machinery including diggers and cherry pickers.
Platform Sales is now offering their foreign customers the option of having their cherry pickers and other lifting equipment exported.
Hi-lo supermarkets have a different nemesis, the cherry picker.
The researchers were careful to screen out non-cherry picking behavior from that of the true cherry pickers.
They want to recoup the price of measures such as removing windows and hiring cherry pickers.
The musicians have been up on the cherry pickers and fork lift trucks to get a feel.
Twenty-six trusses measuring 40 metres were lifted using two cranes, and fixed in place from four cherry pickers.
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.