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verb, adverb, adjective, & noun
- [as noun] ‘would you mind giving her a pickaback?’old-fashioned term for piggyback[as verb] ‘my father pickabacking me to bed’[as adverb] ‘I climbed up from behind upon him, so he bore me pickaback’[as adjective] ‘a pickaback ride’
- ‘In contrast, it is preferable that an infant should be held in a pickaback ride or a vertical manner when the head of the infant is set and the body of the infant becomes bigger.’
- ‘Especially droll was the situation of the huge fat Captain S., who, puffing and smiling good-naturedly, with legs dragging on the ground, rode pickaback on the feeble little Lieutenant O.’
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