Balistes capriscus
Trigger Trig"ger, n. [For older tricker, from D. trekker, fr. trekken to draw, pull. See {Trick}, n.] 1. A catch to hold the wheel of a carriage on a declivity. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) A piece, as a lever, which is connected with a catch or detent as a means of releasing it; especially (Firearms), the part of a lock which is moved by the finger to release the cock and discharge the piece. [1913 Webster]

{Trigger fish} (Zo["o]l.), a large plectognath fish ({Balistes Carolinensis} or {Balistes capriscus}) common on the southern coast of the United States, and valued as a food fish in some localities. Its rough skin is used for scouring and polishing in the place of sandpaper. Called also {leather jacket}, and {turbot}. [1913 Webster]


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