a person who , , especially a burglar.
an instrument for , ; , .
a person who picks locks, esp one who gains unlawful access to premises by this means
an instrument for picking locks
1550s, from pick (v.) + lock (n.).
[pik-mee-uhp] /ˈpɪk miˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. an alcoholic drink taken to restore one’s energy or good spirits. 2. any restorative, as a snack or coffee. noun 1. (informal) a tonic or restorative, esp a special drink taken as a stimulant noun
[pik-awf, -of] /ˈpɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. Baseball. a play in which a base runner, caught off base, is tagged out by an infielder on a quick throw, usually from the pitcher or catcher. 2. Electronics. a mechanism that senses mechanical motion and produces a corresponding electric signal.
[pik-pok-it] /ˈpɪkˌpɒk ɪt/ noun 1. a person who steals money, wallets, etc., from the of people, as in crowded public places. verb (used with object) 2. to steal (a wallet, money, etc.) in the manner of a pickpocket. 3. to steal from (a person) in the manner of a pickpocket. /ˈpɪkˌpɒkɪt/ noun 1. a person […]
[pik-proof] /ˈpɪkˌpruf/ adjective 1. (of a lock) designed so that it cannot be .