Definition of pickup man in English:

pickup man

noun

  • 1Originally and chiefly US. At a rodeo: a person who takes the horse out of the arena once it has thrown its rider.

  • 2US. A person who collects money on behalf of a bookmaker, a person running a numbers game, etc. Now rare.

Origin

1920s (in an earlier sense). From pickup + man.

Pronunciation

pickup man

/ˈpɪkʌp man/