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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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The picker must stop harvesting while unloading, and the operator must judge the capacity remaining in the chamber with the aid of a yield monitor, as well as the yield and row length, to decide when to unload.
One berry picker said: "We used to be hunched over and in pain after a day in the fields, but now we're all getting fat and feel great.
Automation equipment for injection molding includes standard and custom mold wipers, sprue pickers and part-removal units.
On Wednesday mornings at the Eugene district headquarters of the Bureau of Lane Management, pickers crowd into the office lobby, take numbers and wait their turn to buy a one-week permit for $27.
Lots of flexible rubber picker fingers fit into the plate and tub side walls.
The dearth of pickers is also leading to an increase in the import of fruit, said a spokesman.
One month after harvesting Bt-sprayed celery, parsley, cabbage, kale, spinach, and strawberries, half the pickers tested positive.
It is placed in the text just when Janie and the other folk bean pickers are beginning to realize the awesome power of the storm on the Everglades, and how weak they are when faced with God's power.
Commercial growers use pole pickers with rope-operated clippers and bags attached to catch the avocados; bags cushion the fruits to keep them from bruising.
Pickers can operate the machine by hand by moving the clutch which in turn makes the pair of scissors close jaws to cut the fruit from its branch to make it fall safely into the basket.
John Bourke, sales manager and trainer for Wisconsin Lift Truck, an MCFA dealer, told me customers often confuse order pickers with reach and turret trucks.