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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to pull off or out from the place of growth, as fruit, flowers, or feathers.

  2. to grasp or grab:

    to pluck someone's sleeve.

  3. to pull with sudden force or with a jerk.

  4. to pull or detach by force (often fol. by away, off, or out).

  5. to remove feathers or hair from by pulling:

    to pluck a chicken.

  6. Slang. to rob; cheat.

    Category: Status (usage)

  7. to sound (the strings of a musical instrument) by pulling at them with the fingers or a plectrum.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. (v.i.)to pull or tug sharply (often fol. by at).

  9. to snatch (often fol. by at).

  10. (n.)the act of plucking; a tug.

  11. courage; resolution.

Origin of pluck:

bef. 1000; ME plukken (v.), OE pluccian, c. MLG plucken; akin to D plukken, G pflücken



  1. plucker(Noun)

    One who plucks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plucker(noun)

    one who, or that which, plucks

  2. Plucker(noun)

    a machine for straightening and cleaning wool


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