[ poo l-doun ]
/ ˈpʊlˌdaʊn /


designed to be pulled down for use: a pull-down bed; a desk with a pull-down front.

Nearby words

  1. pull through,
  2. pull together,
  3. pull up,
  4. pull up stakes,
  5. pull wires,
  6. pull-in,
  7. pull-off,
  8. pull-on,
  9. pull-out,
  10. pull-quote

Origin of pull-down

First recorded in 1905–10; adj. use of verb phrase pull down

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for pull-down

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

  • This arrangement constitutes the simple primary coil used in pull-down or pendant and automatic burners.

    Electric Gas Lighting|Norman H. Schneider
  • It's a graft—a pull-down with a profit in it for some bunch of money leeches a little higher up!