noun a pluck; loss or violence suffered.
2. pull ·noun the act of rowing; as, a pull on the river.
3. pull ·noun a contest; a struggle; as, a wrestling pull.
4. pull ·vt to draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
5. pull ·vt to strike the ball in a particular manner. ·see pull, ·noun, 8.
6. pull ·noun the act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug.
7. pull ·vt to hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
8. pull ·vt to draw apart; to tear; to rend.
9. pull ·noun a kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
10. pull ·noun a knob, handle, or lever, ·etc., by which anything is pulled; as, a drawer pull; a bell pull.
11. pull ·vt to take or make, as a proof or impression;
hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
12. pull ·noun the act of pulling or drawing with force; an effort to move something by drawing toward one.
13. pull ·vt to move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
14. pull ·vi to exert one's self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope.
15. pull ·noun something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights the favorite had the pull.
xvi. pull ·vt to gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.