What is pull?

  • (noun): A sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
    Example: "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    Synonyms: wrench, twist
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pull:

Tranter (revolver) - Design/Operation
... in the Single Action mode, one had to first press the lower trigger, which would pull the hammer back and rotate the cylinder at this point one could fire the gun with a light pull on ... To fire more rapidly, one could pull both triggers simultaneously, making it a double action weapon ...
Accu Trigger - History
... (CEO of Savage Arms Company), wanted a rifle with a trigger with a crisp and creep-free trigger pull ... for Coburn was to make the trigger user-adjustable from 1.5 to 6 pounds (0.68 to 2.7 kg) of pull ... accidentally going off, even with the lowest trigger pull set ...
SIG MKMS - Other Features
... This was gauged by the force of pull on the trigger ... A short pull was for single shot and a long pull was for automatic fire ...
Mesa Boogie Mark Series - Mark II - Mark IIA
... control for the lead mode, and various push/pull switches including Pull Bright, Pull Treble Shift, Pull Gain Boost, a separate Pull Bright for the lead mode, and of course, Pull Lead ...
Pull Apart Basin
... A pull apart basin or strike-slip basin or rhombochasm is type of structural basin which is developed between two offset segments or at a flexure in a strike-slip fault or a transform fault ... A pull-apart develops where the sense of offset leads to extension, either at a right-stepping offset on a dextral sense fault or a left-stepping offset on a ... means that fault displacement will literally pull a section of crust apart and cause the extension ...

More definitions of "pull":

  • (verb): Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for.
    Synonyms: side, root
  • (noun): A sustained effort.
    Example: "It was a long pull but we made it"
  • (verb): Apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion.
    Example: "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your kneees towards your chin"
  • (noun): Special advantage or influence.
    Example: "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    Synonyms: clout
  • (noun): The force used in pulling.
    Example: "The pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
  • (verb): Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation.
    Example: "Pull a bank robbery"
    Synonyms: perpetrate, commit
  • (verb): Tear or be torn violently.
    Example: "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    Synonyms: rend, rip, rive
  • (noun): A device used for pulling something.
    Example: "He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  • (verb): Rein in to keep from winning a race.
    Example: "Pull a horse"
  • (verb): Operate when rowing a boat.
    Example: "Pull the oars"
  • (verb): Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover.
    Example: "Pull out a gun"
    Synonyms: draw, pull out, get out, take out
  • (verb): Take away.
    Example: "Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  • (verb): Cause to move along the ground by pulling.
    Example: "Pull a sled"
    Synonyms: draw, force
  • (verb): Steer into a certain direction.
    Example: "Pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
  • (verb): Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
    Synonyms: attract, pull in, draw, draw in
  • (verb): Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense.
    Example: "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
  • (noun): A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Move into a certain direction.
    Example: "The car pulls to the right"
  • (verb): Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing.
    Example: "Pull the ball"
  • (noun): The act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you.
    Example: "The pull up the hill had him breathing harder"
    Synonyms: pulling

Famous quotes containing the word pull:

    the pull of gravity, which is not simple
    which carries the feathered grass a long way down the upbreathing
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    They are as neat as a wallet,
    opening and closing on their coins,
    the quarters, the nickels,
    straight into the crapper.
    Why shouldn’t I pull down my pants
    and moon the executioner....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    He had first discovered a propensity for savagery in the acrid lavatories of a minor English public school where he used to press the heads of the new boys into the ceramic bowl and pull the flush upon them to drown their gurgling protests.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)