5. The act of rowing; as, a pull on the river. [Colloq.]
6. The act of drinking; as, to take a pull at the beer, or the mug. [Slang] Dickens.
7. Something in one's favor in a comparison or a contest; an advantage; means of influencing; as, in weights
the favorite had the pull. [Slang]
8. (Cricket) A kind of stroke by which a leg ball is sent to the off side, or an off ball to the side.
The pull is not a legitimate stroke, but bad cricket.