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pulldown

[poo l-doun]
noun Movies.
  1. a mechanism that intermittently advances the film through the film gate of a camera or projector.
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Origin of pulldown

First recorded in 1950–55; noun use of verb phrase pull down

pull-down

[poo l-doun]
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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