1. A herring preserved in brine; a pickled herring. [Obs.] Shak.
2. A merry-andrew; a buffoon. [Obs.] Addison.
(Pic"kler) n. One who makes pickles.
1. An instrument for picking locks. Shak.
2. One who picks locks; a thief. "A picklock of secrets." Jer. Taylor.
(Pick"mire`) n. [So called from its picking its food from the mire.] (Zoöl.) The pewit, or black-
headed gull. [Prov. Eng.]
(Pick"nick) n. See Picnic.
(Pick"pack`) adv. Pickaback.
(Pick"pen`ny) n.; pl. Pickpennies A miser; also, a sharper. Dr. H. More.
(Pick"pock`et) n. One who steals purses or other articles from pockets. Bentley.
(Pick"purse`) n. One who steals purses, or money from purses. Latimer. Shak.
(Pick"sy) n. See Pixy.
(Pick"thank`) n. One who strives to put another under obligation; an officious person; hence, a
flatterer. Used also adjectively.
Smiling pickthanks, and base newsmongers.Shak.
(Pick"tooth`) n. A toothpick. [Obs.] Swift.
(Pi"cle) n. [Prob. fr. pightel or pingle.] A small piece of land inclosed with a hedge; a close.
[Obs.] [Written also pickle.]
(Pic"nic) n. [Cf. F. piquenique. See Pick, v., and cf. Knickknack.] Formerly, an entertainment
at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in
which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by
(Pic"nic) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Picnicked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Picnicking ] To go on a picnic, or
pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.
(Pic"nick*er) n. One who takes part in a picnic.
(Pi"coid) a. [Picus + - oid.] (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the Pici.
(Pic"o*line) n. [L. pix, picis, pitch + oleum oil + -ine.] (Chem.) Any one of three isometric
bases (C6H7N) related to pyridine, and obtained from bone oil, acrolein ammonia, and coal-tar naphtha,
as colorless mobile liquids of strong odor; called also methyl pyridine.
(Pic`o*tee" Pic`o*tine") n. [F. picoté dotted, picked.] (Bot.) A variety of carnation having petals
of a light color variously dotted and spotted at the edges.
(Pic"quet) n. See Piquet.