What is pull?

  • (verb): Steer into a certain direction.
    Example: "Pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
    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 the upper trigger ... To fire more rapidly, one could pull both triggers simultaneously, making it a double action weapon ...
Accu Trigger - History
... 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 ... going off, even with the lowest trigger pull set ...
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 sinistral fault ... This geometry means that fault displacement will literally pull a section of crust apart and cause the extension ...
Mesa Boogie Mark Series - Mark II - Mark IIA
... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "pull":

  • (verb): Cause to move along the ground by pulling.
    Example: "Pull a sled"
    Synonyms: draw, force
  • (verb): Tear or be torn violently.
    Example: "Pull the cooked chicken into strips"
    Synonyms: rend, rip, rive
  • (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
  • (noun): Special advantage or influence.
    Example: "The chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"
    Synonyms: clout
  • (verb): Move into a certain direction.
    Example: "The car pulls to the right"
  • (verb): Perform an act, usually with a negative connotation.
    Example: "Pull a bank robbery"
    Synonyms: perpetrate, commit
  • (verb): Rein in to keep from winning a race.
    Example: "Pull a horse"
  • (noun): The force used in pulling.
    Example: "The pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
  • (verb): Hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing.
    Example: "Pull the ball"
  • (verb): Take away.
    Example: "Pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"
  • (noun): A device used for pulling something.
    Example: "He grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"
  • (verb): Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
    Synonyms: attract, pull in, draw, draw in
  • (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): 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
  • (noun): A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke).
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for.
    Synonyms: side, root
  • (verb): Operate when rowing a boat.
    Example: "Pull the oars"
  • (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 sharp strain on muscles or ligaments.
    Example: "He was sidelined with a hamstring pull"
    Synonyms: wrench, twist
  • (noun): A sustained effort.
    Example: "It was a long pull but we made it"

Famous quotes containing the word pull:

    Len says one steady pull more ought to do it.
    He says the best way out is always through.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
    Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951)

    The function of muscle is to pull and not to push, except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
    Leonardo Da Vinci (1425–1519)