trigger pull

noun

1
a
or trigger squeeze : the pressure applied to a trigger to fire a firearm
b
: the weight in pounds that will cause complete movement of the trigger of a cocked firearm
2
: the mechanical linkage of trigger and other parts that directly fire the cartridge in a firearm
also : the movement of these parts

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“Trigger pull.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trigger%20pull. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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