Definition of pluck:
- Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
- Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude.
- The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
- The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch.
- The heart, liver, and lights of an animal.
- The lyrie.
- To make a motion of pulling or twitching; - usually with at; as, to pluck at one's gown.
- To pull; to draw.
- To reject at an examination for degrees.
- To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
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- bravery (part of speech: noun)
resolution (part of speech: noun)
- courage (part of speech: noun)
- "The Front Yard", Constance Fenimore Woolson.
- "Jennie Baxter, Journalist", Robert Barr.
- "The Red Rat's Daughter", Guy Boothby.