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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pick·le /ˈpɪkəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pic·kle n. [Obs.] See Picle.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pic·kle, n.
 1. (a) A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine. (b) Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
 2. Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
 3. Founding A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
 4. A troublesome child; as, a little pickle. [Colloq.]
 To be in a pickle, to be in disagreeable position; to be in a condition of embarrassment, difficulty, or disorder. “How cam'st thou in this pickle?” --Shak.
 To put a rod in pickle, to prepare a particular reproof, punishment, or penalty for future application.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pic·kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pickled p. pr. & vb. n. Pickling ]
 1. To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
 2. To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pi·cle n.  A small piece of land inclosed with a hedge; a close. [Obs.] [Written also pickle.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or
      2: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a
         terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn: fix,
          hole, jam, mess, muddle, kettle of fish]
      v : preserve in a pickling liquid