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picker:

see harvesterharvester,
farm machine that mechanically harvests a crop. Small-grain harvesting has been mechanized to a certain extent since early times. In the modern period the first harvester to gain general acceptance was made by Cyrus McCormick in 1831 (see reaper).
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picker

[′pik·ər]
(mining engineering)
An employee who picks or discards slate and other foreign matter from the coal in an anthracite breaker or at a picking table.
A mechanical arrangement for removing slate from coal.
(textiles)
A machine used to pull apart and separate cotton fibers.
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WEST HILLS - Armed with fruit pickers and paper bags, dozens of families turned out early Saturday to load up on Valencia oranges and white grapefruit at city-operated Orcutt Ranch.
Picker now is trying to produce the resulting script as a TV movie for Hallmark Entertainment, where he is president of worldwide production, or as a modestly budgeted feature film.
The momentum scan that powers the Stock Picker RT produces a short list of stock picks to watch every trading day as the market opens.
That desire to put pallets away with an order picker may come from the way turret trucks are often used in Europe: as order pickers.
Direction of the picker drop-off is easily changed from operator to non-operator sides, increasing flexibility to maximize use of limited floor space.
In addition to his feature work, Picker has spearheaded the "Millennium" project Hallmark is preparing at ABC.
Products that usually sell together should be grouped close to each other, minimizing the distance the picker has to walk to pick up all the related pieces for an order, such as sheets and pillowcases.
Enhanced machine controls and sprue pickers are new from Engel Canada Inc.
Upon location confirmation (performed by bar code recitation by the picker), Inther's system will instruct the picker regarding the amount of product to be picked.
Wittmann's new W602 sprue picker has a microprocessor-controlled pneumatic shock absorber and maintenance-free guide system that reportedly eliminate vibration even at the highest speed.
Built in 2005, the Stock Picker RT is a lightweight Windows based application.
Direction of the picker drop-off is easily change from operator to non-operator sides, increasing flexibility to maximize use of limited floor space.