[poo sh-poo l]


Radio. a two-tube symmetrical arrangement in which the grid excitation voltages are opposite in phase.


of or relating to electronic devices having components with balanced signals opposite in phase.

Nearby words

  1. push-bike,
  2. push-button,
  3. push-down,
  4. push-in,
  5. push-off,
  6. push-start,
  7. push-up,
  8. pushback,
  9. pushball,
  10. pushbutton

Origin of push-pull

First recorded in 1925–30

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noun (modifier)

using two similar electronic devices, such as matched valves, made to operate 180° out of phase with each other. The outputs are combined to produce a signal that replicates the input waveforma push-pull amplifier
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