EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PICKUP
And must I also pickup such worthless luggage in my travels?
His father snapped on the screen and pickup of the jeep that was standing nearby.
He saw it again on screen from a pickup atop the central tower.
He swung the jeep to get the crowd in the pickup, explaining who they were.
Barney climbed into the pickup and drove it around to the tractor shed.
Hetty slowed the pickup to fifty miles an hour and squinted into the sun.
She felt a slight lurch as the pickup left the hub of the Guardian Wheel.
This looked like about as good a time as any to make the pickup.
The pickup was in the form of another needle and a glassful of evil-looking fluid.
He had his pickup trained in front of him, and the watchers in the ship followed the advance.
also pick-up, "that which is picked up," 1848; see pick up (v.). As "act of picking up" from 1882. Meaning "capacity for acceleration" is from 1909; that of "recovery" is from 1916. In reference to a game between informal teams chosen on the spot, from 1905 (as an adjective in this sense by 1936).
Meaning "small truck used for light loads," 1937, is shortened from pickup truck (pickup body is attested from 1928). The notion probably being of a vehicle for use to "pick up" (feed, lumber, etc.) and deliver it where it was needed.