Origin of pulldown
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Origin of pull-down
MORE ABOUT PULL-DOWN
What does pull-down mean?
Pull-down describes something that you tug from a higher to lower position, as in Pull-down menus on mobile phones can be so tiny that they’re hard to use.
The adjective pull-down comes from the verb phrase pull down, while pulldown is the mechanism that allows you to pull something down.
Example: This house has a pull-down bed to save space for furniture.
Where does pull-down come from?
Pull-down can describe many items that are pulled down to use. Pull-down beds, or Murphy beds, can be stored standing up in a closet or cabinet. By tugging on a mechanism, like a latch or one of the bed legs, you can pull the bed down to the floor to sleep on it. Other objects that pulled down to use include window blinds, leaves (extensions) in tables or desks, and staircases that lead up to an attic.
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What are some other forms related to pull-down?
- pulldown (noun)
- pull down (verb)
What are some words that share a root or word element with pull-down?
What are some words that often get used in discussing pull-down?
What are some words pull-down may be commonly confused with?
- pull down
How is pull-down used in real life?
Pull-down is frequently used to describe a type of menu in computing software.
I'm putting the pull down bed in our study on airbnb and will take US dollars (if they're worth anything by the end of the night)
— Mark Crysell (@MarkCrysell) November 9, 2016
I hate all the round icons 😂 and the hideous pull-down menu
— Katie 🐾 (@whalegirlkatie) November 6, 2021
Can I tell you something I am really bad at?
Pull down blinds.
I swear to god that is a skillset unto it's self.
— Sarah-Jane Price (@itssjpbaby) February 19, 2020
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Is pull-down used correctly in the following sentence?
Just pull-down the blinds if it’s too bright for you.
How to use pulldown in a sentence
Just now he was sitting at the small pulldown chow table peering at some papers, records of the moon expedition.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for pulldown
Other Idioms and Phrases with pulldown
Demolish, destroy, as in They pulled down several old office buildings downtown. [Early 1500s]
Lower, reduce; also, depress in health or spirits. For example, The bumper wheat crop is bound to pull down prices, or The flu really pulled him down. [Late 1500s]
Draw as wages, as in He pulled down a hefty salary. [Colloquial; early 1900s]