- The act of plucking; a pull; a twitch. - The heart, liver, and lights of an animal. - Spirit; courage; indomitable resolution; fortitude. - The act of plucking, or the state of being plucked, at
college. See Pluck, v. t., 4.
2. Pluck [v. i.]
- To make a motion of pulling or twitching; -- usually with
at; as, to pluck at one's gown.
3. Pluck [v. t.]
- To pull; to draw. - 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. - To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl. - To reject at an examination for degrees. - The lyrie.