What is pull?

  • (noun): A sustained effort.
    Example: "It was a long pull but we made it"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pull:

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 ...
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 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
... from the Mark I's to include a separate master volume control for the lead mode, and various push/pull switches including Pull Bright, Pull Treble Shift, Pull Gain Boost, a separate Pull ...
Tranter (revolver) - Design/Operation
... the weapon 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 trigger with a crisp and creep-free trigger pull ... user-adjustable from 1.5 to 6 pounds (0.68 to 2.7 kg) of pull ... also had to withstand being bumped and accidentally going off, even with the lowest trigger pull set ...

More definitions of "pull":

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

Famous quotes containing the word pull:

    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)

    A pragmatic race, the Japanese appear to have decided long ago that the only reason for drinking alcohol is to become intoxicated and therefore drink only when they wish to be drunk.
    So I went out into the night and the neon and let the crowd pull me along, walking blind, willing myself to be just a segment of that mass organism, just one more drifting chip of consciousness under the geodesics.
    William Gibson (b. 1948)

    The horror of Gandhi’s murder lies not in the political motives behind it or in its consequences for Indian policy or for the future of non-violence; the horror lies simply in the fact that any man could look into the face of this extraordinary person and deliberately pull a trigger.
    Mary McCarthy (1912–1989)