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Hair Trigger

Definition of the noun hair trigger

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  1. a gun trigger that responds with little pressure
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: gun trigger / trigger = lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun


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Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

hair trigger Ordnance, a finely ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

hair trigger > n 1 a trigger in a firearm that responds to very light pressure ...

Google previewWebster's Collegiate Dictionary (1914)

A Dictionary of the English Language... with an Appendix Containing a Copious Scotch Glossary, a Pronouncing Vocabulary of Proper Names, Various Other Useful Tables and a Supplement of Additional Words and Meanings Mainly Abridged from Webster's International Dictionary. Over 1100 Illustrations

Hair trigger, a trigger with very delicate action. - To split hairs, to make distinctions of useless nicety. Hair"brained (-bränd'), a.

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

hair; hair stylist; hair' -tall a fish of the family Trichiur- idae, with a whiplike tail; hair trigger a trigger, responding to very light pressure, that releases the hair of a gun. -- adj hair' -trigger having a hair trigger; responding to the slightest stimulus.

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

hair trigger, a trigger requiring very slight pressure to release. hair' ball n. a mass of hair found in the stomach of an animal.

Google previewChembers 21 Century Dictionary

by Allied

hair trigger c> noun 1 a device in a firearm that responds to very light pressure and releases the HAIR 6. 2 informal any apparatus, reaction, etc. set in operation by the slightest stimulus. Also as adj n hair-trigger reaction. hairy ...

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