• Pluck Definition & Synonyms
- (v. i.) To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with at; as, to pluck at ones gown.
- (v. t.) The lyrie.
- (v. t.) To reject at an examination for degrees.
- (n.) The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
- (n.) The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
- (n.) The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
- (v. t.) To pull; to draw.
- (n.) Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
- (v. t.) Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
- (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
• Plucker tube Definition & Synonyms
- () Crookes tube.
- () A vacuum tube, used in spectrum analysis, in which the part through which the discharge takes place is a capillary tube, thus producing intense incandescence of the contained gases.
• Pluckiness Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The quality or state of being plucky.