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[poo l-doun] /ˈpʊlˌdaʊn/
designed to be pulled down for use:
a pull-down bed; a desk with a pull-down front.
Origin of pull-down
First recorded in 1905-10; adj. use of verb phrase pull down Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • It's a graft—a pull-down with a profit in it for some bunch of money leeches a little higher up!

  • He had on his "pull-down" cap, and his shortest and heaviest cloth over-jacket, and knit woollen mittens.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • This arrangement constitutes the simple primary coil used in pull-down or pendant and automatic burners.

    Electric Gas Lighting Norman H. Schneider
  • Under these conditions, the large motor B collapses and the pull-down P (which is connected with the organ pallet) rises.

Contemporary definitions for pull-down

any meat, usu. pork butt or shoulder but also chicken, smoked in a slow cooker until the meat pulls easily from the bone; also called pulled pork , pulled pig , pulled chicken


Fat and gristle are discarded and pulled pork is simmered in sauce before serving's 21st Century Lexicon
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