Meaning and Origin
What does the name Trigger mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
- A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.
- [Mech] 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.
Etymology: For older tricker, from D. trekker, fr. trekken to draw, pull. See Trick (n.)
- An act that sets in motion some course of events
- Lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
- A device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
- Release or pull the trigger on ("Trigger a gun")
- Put in motion or move to act ("trigger a reaction")
Originally tricker, from Dutch trekker (“pull”, noun, as in drawer-pull, bell-pull), from Dutch trekken (“to drag, draw, pull”).
- A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
- Just pull the .
- A similar device used to activate any mechanism.
- An event that initiates others, or incites a response.
- Sleeping in an unfamiliar room can be a for sleepwalking.
- A concept or image that upsets somebody.
- I can't watch that violent film. Blood is one of my .
- (psychology) An event, experience or other stimulus that initiates a traumatic memory or action in a person.
- (music) An electronic transducer allowing a drum, cymbal, etc. to control an electronic drum unit or similar device.
- (music) A device that manually lengthens (or sometimes shortens) the slide or tubing of a brass instrument, allowing the pitch range to be altered while playing.
- (electronics) A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.
- (databases) An SQL procedure that may be initiated when a record is inserted, updated or deleted; typically used to maintain referential integrity.
- (online gaming) A text string that, when received by a player, will cause the player to execute a certain command.
- (archaic) A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity.