gun trigger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gun trigger lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
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Quotations

  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun.”

Usage

In literature:

Then raising his gun, he took aim, and pulling trigger, brought the bird fluttering down through the branches.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The silent horseman grips his gun and lays it across his lap with his forefinger ready upon the trigger.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
As the Padre recognized him his finger left the trigger of his gun.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The gun came slowly down to an aim, then waved in his hand as he pulled the trigger.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
Pulling a trigger makes a gun shoot by causing an explosion.
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne
The redcoat raised his gun, and pulled the trigger.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
So something comes over me all at once and I points Harry's gun at him and pulls the trigger!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Fear smote the cook, and almost without volition be pointed his guns and pulled the triggers.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
He pulled the trigger of the little gun for a single shot.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Tommy was traversing the little gun with the trigger pressed down.
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
With his gun at his shoulder, and his finger on the trigger, he gazed down into the hollow.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
The gun in his hand leaped like a live thing as he pulled the trigger.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He pulled his gun up and sighted carefully before squeezing the trigger.
"The Happy Man" by Gerald Wilburn Page
As long as I live, I shall see you kneeling there, with your finger upon the trigger of that gun.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He up wi' the gun, took a deleeberate aim, an' pu'd the trigger.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I raised my gun-mounting, sighted, and pressed the trigger.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
Larry lowered the gun slightly, but still kept his finger on the trigger.
"The Campaign of the Jungle" by Edward Stratemeyer
I brought my gun to an "aim," waited for a flash from a Confederate gun, and pulled the trigger.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
The guard at the window had no time to swing his gun back from Elena and squeeze trigger before Dalgetty's hand was on his throat.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
Lycurgus shouldered his gun and pulled the trigger.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
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In poetry:

He knows a gun, does Rover here;
And if I cock a trigger,
He makes himself from tail to ear
An admirable figure.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall

In news:

Gun bills trigger applause, dismay .
Officer's gun that killed Adaisha Miller had trigger that could be reached through holster .
The sailor placed the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, mistakenly believing the gun was unloaded.
Shooting a gun means pulling the trigger.
When I was a kid a toy gun was just that, a replica of a gun that – if you were very lucky — might make some sort of noise when you pressed the trigger.
The lawsuit says the SureFire X300 gun-mounted flashlight has a grip switch that allows the user to turn it on by squeezing a bar under the trigger guard.
His gun was in a holster and the girl was upstairs playing when she got a hold of the gun and pulled the trigger.
The discovery of a loaded gun in a box of ribs shipped to a Rosewell, N.M. By a Greeley meat packer has triggered a criminal investigation.
The first shot fired in the 2006 Vermont US Senate race was fired on Monday, but the trigger was pulled far from Vermont, in Washington, DC The gun in question belonged to a staffer at the Republican National Senatorial Committee.
As the manager and employee approached the man, the man pulled out a gun, pointed it at the manager 's head and squeezed the trigger.
Fearing for the pastor 's life, Chesnut began squeezing his gun's trigger but then realized that another officer had used a stun gun on Birdow.
On one of the many days Leo Dunson wanted to die, the Iraq War veteran put a gun to his temple and pulled the trigger.
Dirty Projectors Release Video For "Gun Has No Trigger".
The result is an excellent carry gun with a killer DAO trigger that available initially in.40 and.357 SIG .
Obama re-election triggers surge in gun sales.
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