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Definitions of trigger:

part of speech: noun

A catch which when pulled looses the hammer of a gun in firing: a catch to hold a wheel when driving on steep ground.

part of speech: noun

The catch in a firearm which, when pulled, sets free the lock or clap for striking fire; a catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity; a wedge placed under the foot of the dog- shore, and withdrawn at the moment of launching a ship.

part of speech: noun

A lever which, when pulled by the finger, releases the hammer of a gun; a catch doing similar work, as on a trap or other device.

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