[ poo sh-poo l ]
/ ˈpʊʃˈpʊl /


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.

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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