from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ordnance, the cord by which a gun-lock is operated.


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  • I carefully levelled the piece accordingly, and desiring Bob to sit well out of the line of fire and steer as steadily as possible, I watched the heave of the cutter, and pulled the trigger-line.

    For Treasure Bound

  • At length I pulled the trigger-line, and immediately leapt to my feet to watch for the result.

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  • The gun, after being carefully loaded, was trained with the most scrupulous nicety, and then Tompion, trigger-line in hand, stood squinting along the sights until a favourable moment arrived, when -- there was a concussion; the smoke cleared away, and a shot-hole was seen in the frigate's foresail, very nearly in a line with the mast.

    Under the Meteor Flag Log of a Midshipman during the French Revolutionary War

  • "We are touching their trigger-line," referring to the outer rim of the Taliban defenses.

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  • 'We are touching their trigger-line,' referring to the outer rim of the Taliban defenses.

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  • In Talkeef, an ethnically mixed town just beyond the checkpoint, trigger-line tensions run high.

    New Statesman

  • "We are touching their trigger-line," referring to the outer rim of the Taliban defences. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Even after most US forces returned to garrisons last June, US soldiers continue to man checkpoints alongside Kurdish and Arab Iraqis along the so-called "trigger-line" that divides areas under de facto Kurdish and Arab control in the northern regions of Kirkuk, Diyala and Nineveh.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The Finish Line and the Trigger Line are very similar in that they both allow you to choose from a number of preset animations where Bosh leaves his sled and either does some mid-air stunt (trigger-line), or some expression of Joy or Exasperation (finish line).

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