1. The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick.
2. The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering.
3. That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned.
4. Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered.
5. The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks.
6. (Science: chemical) rough sorting of ore.
7. Overburned bricks.