alligator clip
noun Date: circa 1941 a spring-loaded clip that has jaws resembling an alligator's and is used for making temporary electrical connections

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  • alligator clip — n. a spring loaded fastening device having jaws with a sawlike edge that resemble those of an alligator, used as to make a temporary electrical connection …   English World dictionary

  • alligator clip — noun a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws • Syn: ↑bulldog clip • Hypernyms: ↑clip • Part Holonyms: ↑clip lead • Part Meronyms: ↑jaw * * * ˈalligator clip …   Useful english dictionary

  • alligator clip — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms alligator clip : singular alligator clip plural alligator clips mainly American a crocodile clip …   English dictionary

  • alligator clip — krokodilinis gnybtas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. alligator clip vok. Krokodilklemme, f rus. зажим типа крокодил, m pranc. pince crocodile, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • alligator clip — krokodilinis antgnybtis statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. alligator clip vok. Krokodilklemme, f rus. алигаторный зажим, m; зажим типа крокодил , m pranc. pince croco, f; pince crocodile, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • alligator clip — krokodilinis gnybtas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. alligator clip vok. Krokodilklemme, f rus. алигаторный зажим, m pranc. pince crocodile, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • alligator clip — Elect. a type of terminal for making temporary electrical connections, consisting of a cliplike device with long, narrow jaws that resemble those of an alligator. Also called alligator clamp. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • alligator clip — A small spring clip which is X shaped. As you squeeze the two legs of the clip, the other two jaws (usually serrated) open. Used to make temporary electrical connections. Larger ones are used at the ends of jumper cables. The British call it a… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • alligator clip — al′ligator clip n. elm a spring loaded clip with narrow jaws, used for making temporary electrical connections • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • alligator clip — noun A spring loaded metal clip, usually attached to a wire and used to make temporary connections …   Wiktionary

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