What is Pluck ?

Pluck is (noun) courage (dated.) It took a lot of pluck to leave home and go to Australia. Synonym courage. Antonym cowardice (verb) 1. to pull out feathers from a bird to pluck a chicken Ask the butcher to pluck the pheasants for you. 2. to pick something such as flowers She plucked an apple from the tree. 3. to pull and release the strings of a guitar or other musical instrument, to make a sound He was idly plucking the strings of his guitar. 4. to pluck up courage to get ready to face a danger He finally plucked up courage and asked to see the boss.


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level