Definition of Pull chain

1. Noun. A chain (usually with a handle at the end) that is pulled in order to operate some mechanism (e.g. to flush a toilet).

Generic synonyms: Chain, Pull
Group relationships: Flush Toilet, Lavatory



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pull Chain

pull-ups
pull a
pull a Homer
pull a face
pull a fast one
pull a fast one on
pull ahead
pull along
pull an all-nighter
pull an oar
pull apart
pull at
pull away
pull back
pull chain (current term)
pull down
pull factor
pull factors
pull from the fire
pull in
pull in one's horns
pull my finger
pull off
pull on
pull one's finger out
pull one's head in
pull one's own weight

Literary usage of Pull chain

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Mechanical and Electrical Cost Data: Giving Shipping Weights by Halbert Powers Gillette, Richard Turner Dana (1918)
"3 — Ceiling outlet In hall with one-lamp chain fixture and pull-chain ... 8 — China-closet outlet and bracket fixture with pull- chain socket 6.20 BACK ..."

2. EMF Electrical Year Book by Electrical Trade Publishing Company (1921)
""Westing- house." (See display adv. pages 1395- 1402.) ATTACHMENTS, pull chain.—These attachments are devices for extending the pull chain out ..."

3. Power Development of Small Streams: A Book for All Persons Seeking Greater by Carl C. Harris, Samuel Orrick Rice (1920)
"pull chain sockets cost about twenty cents more than key sockets but are worth the difference ... At least have a pull chain socket for the bathroom light. ..."

4. Power Development of Small Streams: A Book for All Persons Seeking Greater by Carl C. Harris, Samuel Orrick Rice (1920)
"pull chain sockets cost about twenty cents more than key sockets but are worth the difference ... At least have a pull chain socket for the bathroom light. ..."

5. Audels Engineers and Mechanics Guide by Frank Duncan Graham (1921)
"If found difficult, drop a piece of pull chain, such as used on pull chain sockets, this will easily slide through any bend, attach wires to end and pull ..."

6. Lighting the Home by Matthew Luckiesh (1920)
"Closet (duplicate wiring in other two closets) 1 pendent pull-chain socket. Bathroom 2 brackets with pull-chain sockets. (One on each side of mirror and ..."

7. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"Pull, Chain A chain pendant attached to a pendant burner for the movement of the wipe-spark spring and the ratchet in an electrically lighted gas burner. ..."

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