hair trigger


hair trigger


: a trigger on a gun that needs very little pressure to cause the gun to shoot

Full Definition of HAIR TRIGGER

:  a gun trigger so adjusted as to permit the firearm to be fired by a very slight pressure

First Known Use of HAIR TRIGGER



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