pulldown

[ poo l-doun ]
/ ˈpʊlˌdaʊn /

noun Movies.

a mechanism that intermittently advances the film through the film gate of a camera or projector.

Origin of pulldown

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

Definition for pulldown (2 of 2)

pull-down

[ poo l-doun ]
/ ˈpʊlˌdaʊn /

adjective

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
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