Definition of pulling power in US English:

pulling power


  • 1The capacity of something to exert a physical pull; the extent of this capacity.

  • 2The capacity to attract customers, supporters, etc.; allure, appeal, glamour, cachet.

  • 3British informal. The ability to attract a sexual partner.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal. From pulling + power.


pulling power

/ˈpʊlɪŋ ˌpaʊə/