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Pickup, pick-up or pick up may refer to:


  • Pickup truck or pick-up truck, a light truck with an open-top rear cargo area
  • Pickup (music technology), an electromagnetic device which detects vibrations from a musical instrument
  • Pickup tube, a type of cathode ray tube
  • Magnetic pickup, an electromagnetic device returning electrical pulses generated by rotating gears
  • Phonograph pickup, a transducer used for the playback of gramophone records on a turntable or phonograph
  • Pickup forceps, a handheld, hinged instrument used for grasping and holding objects


  • Pick-up notes or anacrusis, note or sequence of notes which precedes the first downbeat in a bar
  • Pickup group or pickup band, a musical ensemble brought together for only a few performances
  • PICK-UP (band), a Ukrainian alternative rock band
  • "Pickup" (song), by MacKenzie Porter



  • Ronald Pickup (1940–2021), British actor
  • Thomas Pickup, rugby league footballer of the 1920s for Wakefield Trinity
  • Tim Pickup (1948–2021), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Shih-Te (fl. 9th century), a Tang Dynasty Chinese Buddhist poet (literally "Pick-Up" or "Foundling")

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See also[edit]

  • Pickup artist, a man who is skilled in meeting, attracting, and seducing women
  • Pick-up game, a game spontaneously started by a group of players
  • Pick-up hockey, an informal type of ice hockey
  • Pick-up line, a conversation opener to engage an unfamiliar person for romance or dating