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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PICKUP TRUCK

He bought himself a pickup truck and started a painting business there.

They turned into the driveway of their own house, to see Loring Blade's pickup truck already there and the game warden waiting.

In the parking lot beside Lorton's little railway station, Ted sprawled wearily in his pickup truck.

Mrs. Hall had permission to drive to and from work with the pickup truck.

It was agreed that the Oswald household goods and other paraphernalia would be moved to the Halls in the pickup truck.

I do recall clearly that Mrs. Hall had a pickup truck which was owned by the dental laboratory where she was employed.

The three loaded the energy container into the pickup truck which had brought it to the hillside spot.

I understand that you helped Marina move from the apartment in Fort Worth to your house in a pickup truck that you borrowed?

There wasn't as many here as where the pickup truck is setting here.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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