What does the word pickle mean?

Usage examples for pickle

  1. If anything happens to us, we shall be in a nice pickle." – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. She agreed that I could not do otherwise, but begged me to stay away from the theatre in future, telling me that she had got a rod in pickle for Tomatis which would make him repent of his impertinence. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  3. If a man happened to be poor and proud, it would be a pretty stiff undertaking to propose to the biggest pickle factory in the world, and I guess I don't make it any easier. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey