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Root Words:

[()·き + かね()]
hiki + kane

English Meaning(s) for 引き金

  1. trigger (of a gun, etc.)
  2. trigger (for something); immediate cause

Definition and Synonyms for 引き金

Initiation an act that sets in motion some course of events
Synonyms: 引き金, 誘発, 開始
Firing Mechanism the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
Synonyms: 引き金
Gun Trigger lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
Synonyms: トリガー, 引き金

Meanings for each kanji in 引き金

pull; tug; jerk; admit; install; quote; refer to Kanji Details »
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Categories 引き金 is a member of

Causing the act of causing something to happen
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Action the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
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Lever a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
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Sample Sentences for 引き金

Tom didn't have the courage to pull the trigger.
The man put the gun against his forehead and squeezed the trigger.
The jury's guilty verdict gave rise to widespread debate.

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