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- n. Anything that pulls, but especially a hoist in which a cable is attached to a lever and a ratchet mechanism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, pulls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which pulls.
- n. In turpentining, a long-handled hack used for chipping faces too high to be reached with the ordinary hack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who applies force so as to cause motion toward herself or himself
- n. someone who pulls or tugs or drags in an effort to move something
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Sometimes it takes a few good whack if the bullet has a good cannelure, but a design feature of a bullet puller is the assumption you want to save the brass.
A classic liberal switch-puller is “He’s a Republican.”
I was at a sporting clays shoot and some body shot the "puller" or "trapper".
These South Jersey soils are easily cleared of brushwood or standing timber, and of stumps, with a hand or horse-power puller which is a cheap affair, and the wood is salable in all this part of the State at remunerative prices, often bringing more than the original cost of the land.
The front wheels are connected to the handle, so if you pull the handle to the right, the front wheels turn the right as well, making the wagon easier to steer and reducing the amount of force required by the "puller".
The 'puller' would steer the trolley in a serpentine direction up the hill with the others, backs to the load, pushing in small steps, all the while singing out a cadence that suggested they were actually having fun.
One trick I use when I have a "puller" is to suddenly make a 180-degree turn (i.e. turn in the opposite direction).
"This plan is an old-time proven dollar-puller which is just as effective today as when it was first conceived many years ago.
"We are the most affected by the rise in prices, though it hardly affects the rich," says Manohar Singh, 44, a rickshaw puller in Dehli.
Piyal Adhikari/European Pressphoto Agency A rickshaw puller waited for a passenger in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, Tuesday.