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pull-down

[poo l-doun]
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adjective
  1. designed to be pulled down for use: a pull-down bed; a desk with a pull-down front.
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Origin of pull-down

First recorded in 1905–10; adj. use of verb phrase pull down
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Examples from the Web for pull-down

Historical Examples

  • 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

  • It's a graft—a pull-down with a profit in it for some bunch of money leeches a little higher up!

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