Definition of push-pull in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpo͝oSHˈpo͝ol/


1Operated by pushing and pulling.
Example sentences
  • The flight controls feature all push-pull rod primary controls and boosted ailerons.
  • A push drill is similar to a push-pull screwdriver in the respect that you operate the tool by the same movement.
  • Frankly, I think it's going to be a push-pull effect.
1.1 Electronics Having or involving two matched tubes or transistors that operate 180 degrees out of phase, conducting alternately for increased output.
Example sentences
  • The crosshead can be removed to conduct push-pull open-frame tests.
  • Fixed frequency, push-pull power stages tend to suffer lower noise while remaining easier to monitor during testing.
  • Designed for medical applications, a rugged push-pull connector offered by ODU-USA Inc. can withstand more than 1000 mating cycles.

Words that rhyme with push-pull

bull, full, Istanbul, pull, wool

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Syllabification: push-pull

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