Meaning of PICKING in English
/pik"ing/ , n.
1. the act of a person or thing that picks.
2. something that is or may be picked or picked up.
3. the amount picked.
4. pickings ,
a. scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.
b. profits or gains; spoils.
[ bef. 900; ME; OE picung (once) a mark made by picking; see PICK 1 , -ING 1 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012