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 for pickup truck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pickup \Pick"up\, or Pick-up \Pick"-up`\, n. [Colloq., Cant, or
     Slang]
     1. Act of picking up, as, in various games, the fielding or
        hitting of a ball just after it strikes the ground.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. That which picks up; specif.: (Elec.) same as Brush b.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. One that is picked up, as a meal hastily got up for the
        occasion, a chance acquaintance, an informal game, etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. a social companion for the evening who is met without
        prior arrangement, as at a singles bar; also, the act of
        joining with such a companion in that fashion.
        [PJC]
  
     5. (Automobiles) acceleration; a measure of the ability of a
        vehicle to accelerate.
        [PJC]
  
     6. (Electronics) a component of a phonograph which contains
        the stylus and also components for converting the
        vibrations of the stylus into electrical impulses for
        subsequent processing into sound; often referred to as a
        cartridge; also, the process of converting vibrations
        into electrical impulses.
        [PJC]
  
     7. (Electronics) the conversion of sound or light into
        electrical signals in a sound or image recording or
        transmitting device.
        [PJC]
  
     8. (Vehicles) a small truck having an enclosed driver's
        compartment (cab) but an open rear with usually low sides
        and a tailgate. Also called pickup truck.
        [PJC]
  
     9. a hitchhiker who has been picked up.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pickup truck
      n 1: a light truck with an open body and low sides and a
           tailboard [syn: pickup, pickup truck]

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