Meaning of cherry picker

cher'ry pick"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a moveable boom, having a bucketlike attachment at its top that is large enough to carry a worker: used for repairing telephone lines, pruning trees, etc.
  2. a vehicle equipped with such a boom.
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