What is pull?

  • (noun): The force used in pulling.
    Example: "The pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pull:

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 ...
Accu Trigger - History
... Arms Company), wanted a rifle with a trigger with a crisp and creep-free trigger pull ... goal for Coburn was to make the trigger user-adjustable from 1.5 to 6 pounds (0.68 to 2.7 kg) of pull ... to withstand being bumped and accidentally going off, even with the lowest trigger pull set ...
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 ... To fire more rapidly, one could pull both triggers simultaneously, making it a double action weapon ...
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
... 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 Bright for the lead ...

More definitions of "pull":

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

Famous quotes containing the word pull:

    Many women are surprised by the intensity of their maternal pull and the conflict it brings to their competing roles. This is the precise point at which many women feel the stress of the work/family dilemma most keenly. They realize that they may have a price to pay for wanting to be both professionals and mothers. They feel guilty for not being at work, and angry for being manipulated into feeling this guilt. . . . They don’t quite fit at home. They don’t quite fit at work.
    Deborah J. Swiss (20th century)

    Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)

    We are going to pull out the plug. We have reached the point where shells do not hurt us any more.
    Michel Aoun (b. 1935)