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pull cha·in

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  1. pull chainnoun

    a chain (usually with a handle at the end) that is pulled in order to operate some mechanism (e.g. to flush a toilet)


  1. pull chain

    A pullstring (pull string, pull-string), pullcord (pull cord, pull-cord), or pullchain (pull-chain, pull chain) is a string, cord, or chain wound on a spring-loaded spindle that engages a mechanism when it is pulled. It is most commonly used in toys and motorized equipment. More generally and commonly, a pullstring can be any type of string, cord, rope, or chain, attached to an object in some way used to pull or mechanically manipulate part of it.


  1. pull chain

    A pull chain is a type of mechanical device typically used to actuate an electric switch or mechanical device. It is often seen in light fixtures and ceiling fans, where pulling the chain switches the appliance on or off. The chain generally has a loop at the end for easy pulling and it usually works by utilizing a spring mechanism that triggers the connected device when pulled.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pull chain in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pull chain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pull chain in a Sentence

  1. Hannah Arrington:

    On the X-ray, it showed a line that almost looked like a pull chain cord for a fan.

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