What does the word pluck mean?

Usage examples for pluck

  1. Women have twice the pluck of men in these affairs! – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. " If you were a boy I'd thrash you within an inch of your life, but as you are a girl I suppose it is permissible for me to admire your pluck, Mademoiselle Roberta," said my father as he landed me in the music room by his side while an exchange of excited sentences went on between my mother and old Nannette in the garden below. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess