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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trig′ėr, n. a catch which when pulled looses the hammer of a gun in firing: a catch to hold a wheel when driving on steep ground. [Dut. trekker—trekken, to pull.]
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.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
In ship-building, is the letting fall the paul of the cradle by which the dog-shore falls flush, and offers no further obstruction to the ship gliding down the ways into her absurdly termed "native element." Also, a small catch under the lock of fire-arms, by drawing which back, when the piece is cocked, it is discharged.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A steel catch, which being pulled disengages the cock of a gunlock, and causes the hammer to strike the nipple in percussion-muskets, and the firing-pin in breech-loaders. The difference between a hair and common trigger is this: the hair-trigger, when set, lets off the cock at the slightest touch, whereas the common trigger requires a greater degree of force, and consequently its operation is retarded.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'trigger' in Verbs Frequency: #972
The numerical value of trigger in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of trigger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of trigger in a Sentence
He probably barely got the trigger pulled.
The headline on Libya was merely the trigger.
They won’t be the only one pulling a trigger.
Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.
, that could constitute a trigger for such an event.
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Translations for trigger
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- galletCatalan, Valencian
- spoušť, spouštěčCzech
- Abzug, Auslöser, auslösenGerman
- σκανδάλη, πυροδοτώGreek
- detonar, disparador, desencadenar, gatillo, apretar el gatilloSpanish
- laukaista, liipaisin, käynnistääFinnish
- snapScottish Gaelic
- kivált, elsütHungarian
- pemicu, pelatukIndonesian
- byssugikkur, gikkurIcelandic
- grilletto, detonatore, innesco, premere il grilletto, levetta, impulso, innescareItalian
- 引き金, トリガJapanese
- utløyser, utløserNorwegian
- afvuren, activeren, ontketenen, initiëren, vurenDutch
- utløysarNorwegian Nynorsk
- wyzwalacz, spustPolish
- gatilho, desencadearPortuguese
- спусковой крючок, триггерRussian
- spúšťač, spúšťSlovak
- ateşlemek, tetiklemeTurkish
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