Part of speech: noun

The finger piece of the lock, for discharging a fire arm.

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Usage examples "trigger":

  1. To launch the spear, or to touch the trigger, only remains. - "A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson", Watkin Tench.
  2. He trained the heat- gun on the second leg on the same side and pressed the trigger. - "The Wealth of Echindul", Noel Miller Loomis.
  3. Or some particular scene may trigger a complete memory return. - "Monkey On His Back", Charles V. De Vet.