pull through

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

pull through (plural pull throughs)

  1. A length of cord about a metre long with a narrow cylindrical weight at one end and loops at the other. Used for cleaning rifle barrels, by pulling through a piece of cloth.

VerbEdit

pull through (third-person singular simple present pulls through, present participle pulling through, simple past and past participle pulled through)

  1. to come through pain and trouble through perseverance
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 26,
      At one time it looked as though he could not live more than a few hours, and I am convinced that it was only through the Dutchman's doggedness that he pulled through.
  2. to clean the barrel of a firearm using a pull through
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 09:05