PICK'LE, noun Brine; a solution of salt and water, sometimes impregnated with spices, in which flesh, fish or other substance is preserved; as pickle for beef; pickle for capers or for cucumbers; pickle for herring.
1. A thing preserved in pickle
2. A state of condition of difficulty or disorder; a word used in ridicule or contempt. You are in a fine pickle
How cam'st thou in this pickle?
3. A parcel of land inclosed with a hedge. [Local.]
PICK'LE, verb transitive To preserve in brine or pickle; as, to pickle herring.
1. To season in pickle
2. To imbue highly with any thing bad; as a pickled rogue.