1 lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun [syn: gun trigger]
2 a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
1 put in motion or move to act; "trigger a reaction"; "actuate the circuits" [syn: trip, actuate, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off]
2 release or pull the trigger on; "Trigger a gun"
EtymologyOriginally tricker, from etyl nl trekker, from trekken.
- A finger-operated lever used to fire a gun.
- A similar device used to activate any mechanism.
- An event that initiates others, or incites a response.
- A pulse in an electronic circuit that initiates some component.
- An SQL procedure that may be initiated when a record is inserted, updated or deleted; typically used to maintain referential integrity.
- to fire a weapon
- to initiate something
Trigger may refer to:
- Trigger (firearms), a mechanism that actuates the firing of firearms
- Trigger pad, a device used in electronic percussion
- Image trigger, a device used in highspeed cameras
- Schmitt trigger, an electronic circuit
- USS Trigger (SS-237), a submarine
- USS Trigger (SS-564), a submarine
- Trauma trigger, an event causing traumatic memories or feelings to resurface.
- Bruce Trigger, archeologist
- Trigger (horse), owned by cowboy star Roy Rogers.
- Trigger (guitar), the Martin N-20 guitar played by Willie Nelson.
- Trigger (Only Fools and Horses), a fictional character from the BBC sit-com Only Fools and Horses
- Trigger, a fictional horse in Ernie (the Fastest Milkman in the West)
- A Casus Belli, an event triggering a war
- TRIGGER, development of a pea starch film with trigger biodegradation properties for agricultural applications
trigger in Czech: Trigger
trigger in German: Trigger
trigger in French: Trigger
trigger in Latvian: Trigeris (nozīmju atdalīšana)
trigger in Dutch: Trigger
trigger in Russian: Триггер
trigger in Slovenian: Sprožilec
trigger in Chinese: 扳機