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A term used to describe the tightness of your sphincter following a close call. Some as yet unidentified factors are high enough to cause discomfort as you must take an appreciable amount of time to remove from your butt that what you were sitting on.
Almost laying down my bike around that corner had a pucker factor of 7.
by tradesman June 09, 2003
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When your so pissed off from losing multiple amount of games that you play worse and worse till your so pissed you begin leaning over your keyboard screaming over every little mistake you make and complaining about gaming imbalances

(Common in Starcraft II)
"Why is johnny screaming at his computer"

"He lost a few games of Starcraft II, I think he is Tilting"
by Lashley1337 February 14, 2012
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The pucker factor is a scale by which someone can assign a numerical value,from one to ten,to an occurance or encounter that frightens or terrifies.
This describes the level of reaction of the sphincter during times of crisis.
NOTE:A Pucker Factor of 10 can only be truly achieved upon death or dismemberment.
"G'damn dwarf came up on me in the dark,I thought it was that mean-ass dog for a second,gave me a pucker factor of bout 5.9"
NOTE: This happened to me recently.

"HOLY SHIT,that dude parachuted into a GAWDAMN ALLIGATOR FARM!"
NOTE:There is little doubt the parrachutist reached a PF of 10 easily,perhaps the entire way down.
by CrowTard March 10, 2006
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The act of your sphincter grabbing some of the seat underneath you as you narrowly escape a dire situation (i.e. an emergency procedure, enemy fire, RPGs, SAM missiles.) while flying a helicopter for the U.S. Army.
My pucker factor was on level 10 when I experienced enemy fire and lost power to my engines. We autorotated and made it safely to the ground. But dang, i still got some of that seat in my butt.
by AViatorQ March 04, 2010
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A term used in the early 1970's US Army Paratrooper School to describe the fear of jumping out of an airplane for the first time.
He had so much pucker factor as he was about to jump, you couldn't drive a ten penny nail with a two pound hammer through his ass.
by plumber extraordinaire August 21, 2003
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Tension caused by high stress during a difficult or dangerous situation. So named because your sphincter tends to tighten up
or "pucker" involuntarily during such times.
The pucker factor was high when Tyrone was stopped by the cops for speeding while having weed stashed under the seat.
by B_playa005 April 02, 2009
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The pucker factor was so high you couldn't pull a straight pin out of his ass with a bulldozer.
by Me September 06, 2003
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