Meaning of PICKLE in English

I. pick ‧ le 1 /ˈpɪk ə l/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch pekel, peekel ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] British English a thick cold sauce that is made from pieces of vegetables preserved in ↑ vinegar . It is usually eaten with cold meat or cheese:

cheese and pickle sandwiches

a selection of cold meats and pickles

2 .

[countable] American English a ↑ cucumber preserved in ↑ vinegar or salt water, or a piece of this SYN gherkin British English

3 . be in a (pretty) pickle old-fashioned to be in a very difficult situation and not know what to do

II. pickle 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive]

to preserve food in ↑ vinegar or salt water

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.