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Synonyms for trigger

Synonyms for trigger

lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun


a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

an act that sets in motion some course of events

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As soon as the rifle bore on the victim, Natty drew his trigger, and the partridge fell from its height with a force that buried it in the snow.
With a bound he was upon his feet and at the same instant brought his other gun from his side and levelled it upon the man who had released him; but as his finger tightened upon the trigger Virginia Maxon sprang between them and grasping von Horn's wrist deflected the muzzle of the gun just as the cartridge exploded.
But even as he spoke, I was leveling my rifle upon the great brute below; and as he ceased speaking, I squeezed the trigger. My bullet must have struck to a hair the point at which I had aimed, for it smashed the brute's spine back of his shoulders and tore on through his heart, dropping him dead in his tracks.
He appeared to be meditating some Patriarchal way out of his delicate position, when Mr Pancks, once more suddenly applying the trigger to his hat, shot it off again with his former dexterity.
Tom aimed the deadly gun and stood ready to pull the trigger.
If he aimed at some changing form through the smoke, he pulled his trigger with a fierce grunt, as if he were dealing a blow of the fist with all his strength.
The matter and manner of his speech were so revolting that instinctively Adam's hand wandered to his revolver, and, with his finger on the trigger, he rested satisfied that he was ready for any emergency.
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.
"SAPRISTI!" 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. But the Englishman was close to him--so close that his hand reached the leveled barrel a fraction of a second before the hammer fell upon the cartridge, and the bullet that was intended for Tarzan's heart whirred harmlessly above his head.
Note the tiny space inside the action and a need of several more parts like a trigger return spring, link between triggers, inertia block, and safety.
In the 60+ years I've been shooting (hey, I started at a single-digit age) triggers on sporting rifles have gone from pretty good, to adequate, to abysmal.
Meanwhile, the market continues its move away from index triggers (including parametric triggers), preferring indemnity-based structures, the report said.
In 1996, there were few match triggers available for the AR-15.
Spencer further explained, "Software triggers are used on Infiniium oscilloscopes when the trigger condition is more complex than what the hardware can handle alone.
Triggers are a personal choice, especially in a rifle.