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You don't have any communication between the Israelis and the Iranians. You have all sorts of local triggers for conflict. Having countries act on a hair trigger - where they can't afford to be second to strike - the potential for a miscalculation or a nuclear war through inadvertence is simply too high.
Dennis Ross

Meaning of "hair trigger" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAIR TRIGGER

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAIR TRIGGER

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Hair trigger is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HAIR TRIGGER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hair trigger

Trigger (firearms)

A trigger is a mechanism that actuates the firing sequence of a firearm. Triggers almost universally consist of levers or buttons actuated by the index finger. Some variations use the thumb or weak fingers to actuate the trigger, a feature typically found on mounted weapons. Examples are the M2 Browning machine gun and the Springfield Armory M6 Scout.

Definition of hair trigger in the English dictionary

The definition of hair trigger in the dictionary is a trigger of a firearm that responds to very slight pressure. Other definition of hair trigger is any mechanism, reaction, etc, set in operation by slight provocation.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE HAIR TRIGGER

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Synonyms and antonyms of hair trigger in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «hair trigger» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAIR TRIGGER

Find out the translation of hair trigger to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hair trigger from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hair trigger» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

一触即发
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gatillo
570 millions of speakers

English

hair trigger
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बाल ट्रिगर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزناد الشعر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

триггер волосы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gatilho de cabelo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চুল ট্রিগার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déclenchement des cheveux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pencetus rambut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stecher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

触発引き金
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

머리 트리거
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemicu rambut
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tóc kích hoạt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முடி தூண்டுதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केस ट्रिगर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Saç tetiği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

grilletto capelli
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spust włosów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тригер волосся
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de declanșare a părului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σκανδάλη για τα μαλλιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hare sneller
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

hår trigger
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hår trigger
5 millions of speakers

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The term «hair trigger» is regularly used and occupies the 63.872 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hair trigger

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QUOTES WITH «HAIR TRIGGER»

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Dennis Ross
You don't have any communication between the Israelis and the Iranians. You have all sorts of local triggers for conflict. Having countries act on a hair trigger - where they can't afford to be second to strike - the potential for a miscalculation or a nuclear war through inadvertence is simply too high.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAIR TRIGGER»

Discover the use of hair trigger in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hair trigger and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hair-Trigger
Told from different perspectives in Clark’s signature clear, concise prose, Hair-Trigger follows the various trails and exploits that lead to a violent climax involving Rowe, Lofton, the police, and several gangsters.
Trevor Clark, 2014
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The Hair-Trigger Kid
Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 – May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. This is one of his novels.
Max Brand, 2014
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High Stakes and Hair Trigger the Life of Jefferson Davis
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Robert W. Winston, 2011
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Humanity Dick: The Eccentric Member for Galway
Whether it was this story that gave rise to his sobriquet, or the more obvious reason that a delicate finger was required to use the mechanism of a duelling pistol accurately, by now he had acquired the nickname 'Hair-trigger Dick'. Martin did ...
Peter Phillips, 2003
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the ...
with a hair-trigger. It is true that the lock may be used without applying the hair- trigger machinery, and in that respect it is, to all appearances, as safe as any other lock ; but then there is this fact, that the trigger may at any moment when the rifle ...
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Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents
Hair- Trigger.— August 24, 1869. Claim.— The hair-trigger attachment to the guard E, consisting of the hair-trigger B, the hair-trigger catch C, the handle-catch D, and the spring F, all constructed and operating substantially as and for the ...
United States. Patent Office, 1871
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: ...
Wagon Reach and Hound.— August 24. lr'69. Claim.— Forming the- reach and the hounds of a wagon or carriage from a single niece of wood, substantially as shown and described. 94,035.— F. Schenck, San Antonio, Texas.— Hair- Trigger .
United States. Congress. House, 1870
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House Documents
August 24, 1869. Claim—The hair-trigger attachment to the guard E, consisting of the hair-trigger B, the hair-trigger catch C, the handle-catch D, and the spring I", all constructed and operating substantially as and for the purpose described.
USA House of Representatives, 1870
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Hair Trigger
"Thrilling, sexy and hilarious." "The most delightfully amoral character since Dexter." "Hair Trigger is a fast-paced, tightly plotted noir set in the mean streets of today's Detroit.
Peter McGarvey, 2013
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The Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, Dictionary of Arts, ...
The hair-trigger, used for pistols and rifles, is a construction by itself. and when well made is a remarkably neat piece of mechanism. Its object is to discharge the gun with the slightest possible pressure of the finger on the trigger. It can be made ...
Thomas Stewart Traill, 1856

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAIR TRIGGER»

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Thoughts & Shots: UFC 189 - Sherdog.com
I have to say I'm not a big fan of Dean's hair trigger on the stoppage. In title fights, one would hope the official would give the fighters a chance ... «Sherdog.com, Jul 15»
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Terry Flanagan is crowned WBO lightweight champion of the world
Heightened senses can mean a fighter tensing up and becoming a vulnerable early target but Flanagan's nervousness resulted in hair trigger ... «LiveFight.com, Jul 15»
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Burr vs. Hamilton: Their deadly duel 211 years ago today
One theory, stated in a 1976 Smithsonian magazine article, is that Hamilton's pistol had a hair trigger that let him get off the first shot. Per that ... «Constitution Daily, Jul 15»
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S&W Model 66 revolver: Combat magnum for new shooters
Thumb the hammer back into single action and now you have a hair trigger so light; you can breath on it and it'll fire. Chambered in the potent ... «Guns.com, Jul 15»
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Managers in Alaska Baseball League have all-out brawl
... is quite enough, but the Peninsula Oilers and the Anchorage Bucs had played five innings more, so naturally, nerves were on a hair trigger. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
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Revisiting the Pines: Oka's legacy
It was just on a hair trigger. You could see the SQ were completely distraught,” she said. Another coalition member used the cellphone to call ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
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The people who give Malaysia a bad name
... that the Prime Minister may have embezzled funds to the tune of some RM2 billion has placed the government in a hair trigger temper. «Free Malaysia Today, Jul 15»
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Trump steps in the truth
... where ambiguity played a smaller role, and sensitivity to slights was not on such a hair trigger. Offensive speech was meant to be offensive. «The Daily Planet, Jul 15»
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Stock Market is on a Hair Trigger
This is a very touchy position (in all of the indexes) with a hair trigger if anything goes wrong. It appears that Greece may be granted a ... «The Market Oracle, Jun 15»
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Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller: Is This Really The Ferrari Of …
Thanks to Hair Trigger Locks, you can save time with each trigger pull and be ready to shoot faster. If you don't want this option to be activated, ... «Gamepur, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hair trigger [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hair-trigger>. Dec 2019 ».
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