Definitions for Triggerˈtrɪg ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small projecting tongue in a firearm that, when pressed by the finger, actuates the mechanism that discharges the weapon.
a device, as a lever, the pulling or pressing of which releases a detent or spring.
anything, as an act or event, that initiates or precipitates a reaction or series of reactions.
(v.t.)to initiate or precipitate (a reaction, process, or chain of events).
to fire or explode (a gun, missile, etc.) by pulling a trigger or releasing a triggering device.
(v.i.)to release a trigger.
to become active; activate.
Idioms for trigger:
quick on the trigger, quick to act or respond; impetuous; volatile. ready to act; sensitive; alert.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of trigger:
1615–25; earlier tricker < D trekker, der. of trekk(en) to pull (cf. trek )
gun trigger, trigger(noun)
lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
trigger, induction, initiation(verb)
an act that sets in motion some course of events
trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off(verb)
put in motion or move to act
"trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits"
release or pull the trigger on
"Trigger a gun"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to cause sth
snowboarders who triggered an avalanche
the part of a gun you pull to fire it
to pull the trigger
the cause of sth
the trigger for change
A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
Just pull the trigger.
A similar device used to activate any mechanism.
An event that initiates others, or incites a response.
An event, experience or other stimulus that initiates a traumatic memory or action in a person.
A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.
An SQL procedure that may be initiated when a record is inserted, updated or deleted; typically used to maintain referential integrity.
A text string that, when received by a player, will cause the player to execute a certain command.
A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
to fire a weapon
to initiate something
Origin: Originally tricker, from trekker, from trekken.
a catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity
a piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the piece
Trigger was a 15.3 hands palomino horse, made famous in American Western films with his owner/rider, cowboy star Roy Rogers.
Trigger, a San Francisco, CA-based company that has just launched its cross-platform mobile development framework targeted at web developers who want to be able to create native mobile apps.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Trigger' in Verbs Frequency: #972
Translations for Trigger
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small lever on a gun, which is pulled to make the gun fire
He aimed the rifle at her but did not pull the trigger.
- زِناد المُسَدَّسArabic
- gatilhoPortuguese (BR)
- der AbzugGerman
- यन्त्र को चालू करने का पुर्जाHindi
- okidač, otponacCroatian
- pelatuk, picuIndonesian
- (šautenes) mēlīteLatvian
- petelin (na puški)Slovenian
- 扳機Chinese (Trad.)
- спусковий гачок; курокUkrainian
- بندوق کا گھوڑا، لب لبيUrdu
- 板机Chinese (Simp.)
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