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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To stop firing, you just stop pulling forward or remove you finger from the ledge and trigger area.
He was in fear for his life and ran back into his garden and shouted at his nephew, who saw the defendant with his right hand on the trigger area of the weapon and aiming it at his uncle.
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.
It quotes the CPS report as saying: "The man was holding the stock of the gun in his right hand, while his left hand was near the trigger area, as if he was about to fire.
The report says: "The man was holding the stock of the gun in his right hand, while his left hand was near the trigger area, as if he was about to fire.
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.
Both have a "hands-off" symbol and clamshell-like design that covers the trigger area of most firearms, making them virtually unfireable by youngsters.