Definition of side pull in English:

side pull

noun

  • 1The action or result of pulling to the side; a pull to the side.

  • 2Mountaineering and Rock Climbing. A vertical or near-vertical handhold which is located to the side of a climber, and thus cannot be pulled on in a downwards direction; a move in which a climber uses one or both hands to grip such a hold and pull towards it.

  • 3Equestrianism. A side-pull bridle.

  • 4Cycling. Chiefly in plural A side-pull brake.

adjective

  • 1Of a lever, handle, cord, etc.: that operates by being pulled to the side. Also of a force: that exerts a sideways pull.

  • 2Cycling. Designating a type of caliper brake in which one arm is attached to and operated directly by the brake cable, with the other arm being pushed by the cable housing.

  • 3Equestrianism. Designating a type of bitless bridle in which the reins are attached to rings at the side of the muzzle, causing pressure on the horse's nose when pulled.

  • 4Mountaineering and Rock Climbing. Designating a vertical or near-vertical handhold which is located to the side of a climber, and thus cannot be pulled on in a downwards direction; (also) designating a move in which a climber uses one or both hands to grip such a hold and pull towards it.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in ‘Stonehenge’ (1810–1888) (real name John Walsh). From side + pull.

Pronunciation

side pull

/ˈsʌɪd pʊl/