trigger point

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Trigger Point

An event that causes another event. For example, an exchange may stop trade on a stock if its price drops by 10% in a single trading session. In that case, the trigger point is the 10% drop.

trigger point

The event or condition that initiates a predetermined action. For example, the New York Stock Exchange halts trading in stocks when the Dow Jones Industrial Average declines by a specified number of points (the trigger point) in a trading session.
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The Child Guard works by locking access to the trigger area.
Your skin touching cold objects--such as tools, door handles, charging handles, rifle butts or the trigger area of an M16--causes rapid heat loss and greater risk of frostbite.
The Glove Grip--available on all Krylon Industrial inverted marking paint and chalk cans--allows for easy, convenient use as work gloves are accommodated by a 50 percent wider trigger area.
On the cosmetic front, the SBE II has a sporty new trigger guard that provides a third more room in the trigger area to accommodate gloved hands (a welcome feature, I discovered, on particularly frigid mornings).
Both have a "hands-off" symbol and clamshell-like design that covers the trigger area of most firearms, making them virtually unfireable by youngsters.
Several also liked the fact that by putting their thumb on its flat hammer, they could holster the P290RS without fear of an unintended discharge if a drawstring from a warm-up jacket or something like that got fouled in the trigger area.
I look closer at the trigger area of the gun and notice that my finger is on the frame outside the trigger.