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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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

192 Moby Thesaurus words for "pickup": Gramophone, Great Leap Forward, Jezebel, PA, PA system, Sunday drive, Victrola, accelerando, acceleration, acquaintance, advance, advancement, advocate, aggravation, airing, alter ego, amelioration, amendment, apprehension, arrestation, arrestment, ascent, audio sound system, audiophile, backer, bad woman, baggage, beefing-up, best friend, bettering, betterment, binaural system, bitch, bitch box, blowing up, blowup, booking, boost, bosom friend, bracer, broad, brother, bullhorn, cartridge, casual acquaintance, ceramic pickup, changer, chippy, clitoromaniac, close acquaintance, close friend, cocotte, concentration, condensation, confidant, confidante, consolidation, crystal pickup, deepening, derived four-channel system, detention, discrete four-channel system, drab, drive, easy lay, easy woman, enhancement, enrichment, eugenics, euthenics, exacerbation, exaggeration, explosion, familiar, favorer, fellow, fellow creature, fellowman, floozy, four-channel stereo system, frail sister, friend, furtherance, getaway, grisette, harridan, headway, heating-up, heightening, hi-fi, hi-fi fan, high-fidelity, hussy, hysteromaniac, impetus, improvement, information explosion, inseparable friend, intensification, intercom, intercommunication system, intimate, jade, joyride, jukebox, lift, loose woman, lover, magnetic pickup, magnification, melioration, mend, mending, mobile camera, monaural system, mono, nab, needle, neighbor, nickelodeon, nymphet, nympho, nymphomaniac, other self, outside pickup, partisan, phonograph, photoelectric pickup, pick-me-up, pinch, population explosion, preferment, progress, progression, promotion, public-address system, quadraphonic sound system, quean, quickening, radio-phonograph combination, record changer, record player, recovery, redoubling, refresher, reinforcement, remote pickup, repository, restoration, revival, reviver, ride, rise, slut, sound reproduction system, sound truck, speedup, spin, spot pickup, squawk box, step-up, stereo, strengthening, strumpet, stylus, supporter, sympathizer, system, tape deck, tape recorder, tart, telecamera, television camera, thrust, tightening, tone arm, transcription turntable, trollop, trull, turntable, upbeat, uplift, upping, upswing, uptrend, upward mobility, uteromaniac, wanton, well-wisher, wench, whirl, whore