Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “pickup”

pickup

noun (also pick-up)     /ˈpɪkʌp/
[S] COMMERCE an increase or improvement in profits , sales , spending , etc.: a pickup in sth Analysts said the pickup in sales was the result of heavy discounting by retailers .
[C] (also pickup truck) TRANSPORT a small truck with an open part at the back in which goods can be carried : He pulled up to the site in a pickup full of bricks .
[C or U] the act of collecting goods or people from a particular place : Recyclable materials can be left on the sidewalk for pickup. Your purchases can be delivered or collected from the pickup point .
(Definition of pickup noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of pickup

Definitions of “pickup” in other dictionaries

Translations of “pickup”

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More