Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who picks, culls, collects, or gathers: as, a rag-picker; a hop-picker.
  • noun The workman who removes defects from and finishes electrotype plates.
  • noun A tool or apparatus used in different manufacturing processes involving picking of some sort.
  • noun One who or that which steals; a pilferer.
  • noun A young cod, Gadus morrhua, too small to swallow bait.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, picks, in any sense, -- as, one who uses a pick; one who gathers; a thief; a pick; a pickax.
  • noun (Mach.) A machine for picking fibrous materials to pieces so as to loosen and separate the fiber.
  • noun (Weaving) The piece in a loom which strikes the end of the shuttle, and impels it through the warp.
  • noun (Ordnance) A priming wire for cleaning the vent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of pick; one who picks.
  • noun computing, graphical user interface Any user interface control that selects something.
  • noun engineering A machine for picking fibrous materials to pieces so as to loosen and separate the fibre.
  • noun weaving The piece in a loom that strikes the end of the shuttle and impels it through the warp.
  • noun military A priming wire for cleaning the vent, in ordnance.
  • noun slang A fragment of gold smaller than a nugget but large enough to be picked up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who gathers crops or fruits etc.
  • noun a person who chooses or selects out

Etymologies

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pick +‎ -er

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