Meaning of pull-iron in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpʊlʌɪən/


historical US
  • 1(In a horse-drawn vehicle) the iron tongue by which the swingletree is attached to the vehicle.

  • 2A bolt or lug on a railway car, to which a chain or rope may be attached when the car is to be pulled by horses.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American.