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Definition of the noun alligator clip

What does alligator clip mean as a name of something?


  1. a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of alligator clip: bulldog clip
    • more generic word: clip = any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
    • part of: clip lead = a short piece of wire with alligator clips on both ends
    • part: jaw = holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Alternative definition of the noun alligator clip


  1. [context: electronics] A spring-loaded metal clip, usually attached to a wire and used to make temporary connections.

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Google previewThe Audio Dictionary (2005)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn White, Gary J Louie

Alligator Clip An alligator clip is a terminal for the end of a wire that is designed like a small spring-loaded clamp with serrations along the edges. It resembles the jaws of an alligator, hence the name. Alligator clips are used to connect test ...

Google previewDekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2004)

by James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera

alligator clip bonds to Ni, Cu, Pd, Ag, Pt, and Au. They found that the best metal for the metal-molecule ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

Allen wrench alligator clip air entrapment -air bubbles formed on a new paint surface causing a defect in the finish. air feed - a disbursing system for powdered material which is to be thermally deposited on a surface. The powder is carried by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stage Lighting (2003)

by Jody Briggs

ALLIGATOR CLIP—Once a tradename but now generic, it refers to any electrical connector with two serrated jaws that are spring loaded to clamp onto things.

Google previewHippie Dictionary (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s by John Bassett Mccleary

Photo by lohn McCleary O alligator clip a marijuana roach clip named for its resemblance to an alligator's jaws. The device was adapted from another use; originally, it was manufactured to clamp "hot” wires together to conduct electricity.

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

alligator clip Am.,Can. crocodile clip. The AlligatorState Am. Florida. allin Br.1. (esp.of prices) inclusiveof all. 2. anything goes, no holds barred. allinone Br.a piece of clothing covering the whole body without separate top and ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

alligator clip, arbor, bearing, bibcock, bolt, brace, brad, buckle, ...

Google previewModern Dictionary of Electronics (1999)

by Rudolf F. Graf

alligator clip—A spring-loaded metal clip with long, narrow meshing jaws similar to the jaws of an alligator; it is used for making temporary electrical connections, ...

Google previewIllustrated Engineering Dictionary (2012)

Bildwörterbuch Maschinenbau und Elektrotechnik Englisch/Deutsch — Deutsch/Englisch by Heinz K. Flack, Georg Möllerke

Gang, Laufgang alligator clip Krokodilklemme allocable zuteilbar, anrechenbar Alignment check of two axes allocate, to zuweisen Fluchtungsprüfung von zwei Achsen allocation 2шей1ипв 1 connecting rod Pleuelstange ...

Google previewAcademic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology (1992)

by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press

alligator clip Electricity, a long, narrow spring clip with ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Petroleum Science and Technology (1993)

by Magdeleine Moureau, Gerald Brace

alligator clip: ...

Google previewThe Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

org/ alligator clip Along-nosed metal pressure clip with small teeth on the inner ...

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