1 the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury [syn: gutsiness, pluckiness] [ant: gutlessness]
2 the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
2 sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity [syn: hustle, roll]
3 rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, rob, hook] [ant: undercharge]
4 pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin" [syn: plunk, pick]
5 strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon" [syn: pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displume]
- /plʌk/, /plVk/
- Rhymes with: -ʌk
nerve, fortitude, persistence
offal from the trunk of an animal
- Hungarian: belsőség
- Polish: podroby
- To pull something
sharply; to pull something
- She plucked the phone from her bag and phoned her friend.
- In the context of "transitive|music": To gently play a single
string, e.g. on a
guitar, violin, etc.
- Whereas a piano strikes the string, a harpsichord plucks it.
- To remove feathers from a bird.
to pull something sharply; to pull something out
music: to gently play a single string
to remove feathers from a bird
Plucking describes two types of things.
Removal of external fur/feathers/hairPlucking can mean the process of removing human hair, animal hair or a bird's feathers by mechanically pulling the item from the owner's body.
In humans, this is done for personal grooming purposes, usually with tweezers. An epilator is a motorised hair plucker.
In birds and animals, plucking is usually carried out by humans, sometimes called pluckers, to the carcass of the subject as part of food preparation.
In pigs, sheeps and calf the internal organs comprising the larynx, trachea, lungs, heart and liver constitute the pluck.
Musical definitionThis term also relates to a method of playing musical instruments called Pizzicato. One plucks a stringed instrument with the finger to make a sound distinct from strumming or bowing.
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