compound lever

Definitions of compound lever
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n a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum

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nutcracker
a compound lever used to crack nuts open
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers
a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
pair of scissors, scissors
an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
clipper
scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
locking pliers
pliers that can be locked in place
needlenose pliers
small pliers with long thin jaws for fine work
pump-type pliers
a type of pliers
rib joint pliers
a type of pliers
shears
large scissors with strong blades
slip-joint pliers
pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws
snuffers
scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick
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lever
a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum

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