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Synonyms for trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

Synonyms

a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

an act that sets in motion some course of events

References in classic literature ?
A body never knows where his lead will fly, when he pulls the trigger of one of them uncertain firearms.
He felt in his bosom for Mahbub's gift, and uncertainly - save for a few practice shots in the Bikanir desert, he had never used the little gun -pulled the trigger.
the trigger of my pistol when I rode with it in my right hand along
After half an hour's walking, Dick and Joe plunged into a forest of gum-trees, their eyes alert on all sides, and their fingers on the trigger.
I drew a deep breath, and slowly pressed on the trigger.
He felt of it from end to end, peered down the black depths of the muzzle, fingered the sights, the breech, the stock, and finally the trigger.
He took the pistol in his hand and began asking about the working of the trigger, as he had not before held a pistol in his hand- a fact that he did not to confess.
Had he but reversed it and pulled the trigger he might still be alive; maybe he is for all I know, since I did not kill him then.
His revolver was on a level with the captain's heart, and the latter had taken but a step when Werper pulled the trigger.
But before ever he could pull the trigger an avalanche of muscle was upon him, and he went down to the rotting vegetation of the jungle with five sinewy fingers at his throat.
He was so close that I did not need to raise it to my shoulder, having but to pull the trigger to send him into Kingdom Come whenever I chose; but yet I hesitated.
he cried, and before Tennington realized what he intended he had thrown his gun to his shoulder, and aiming point-blank at Tarzan pulled the trigger.
Just as my finger was on the trigger, I became conscious that the man who was approaching was humming 'Tipperary.
Sometimes, whilst covering Van Baerle with his telescope, he deluded himself into a belief that he was levelling a never-failing musket at him; and then he would seek with his finger for the trigger to fire the shot which was to have killed his neighbour.
Sheldon aimed at the centre of his chest, then deliberately shifted the aim to his right shoulder, and, with the thought, "That will put him out of business," pulled the trigger.