What does hair-trigger mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hair trigger(noun)

    a gun trigger that responds with little pressure


  1. hair-trigger(Noun)

    a trigger that will set off a firearm when even a very small pressure is applied

  2. hair-trigger(Adjective)

    unstable, in a situation that could be worsened by the slightest mistake

  3. hair-trigger(Adjective)

    easily angered, having a short temper

  4. Origin: compound hair + trigger


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hair-trigger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hair-trigger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lisbeth Gronlund:

    Keeping missiles on hair-trigger alert makes them more vulnerable to an unauthorized launch, including one resulting from a cyberattack.

  2. Bruce Campbell:

    Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart's top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That's right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It's got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That's right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that?

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