Lev´er   Pronunciation: lē´vẽr or lĕv´ẽr; 277
a.1.More agreeable; more pleasing.
To be lever than
See Had as lief, under Had.
For lever had I die than see his deadly face.
- Spenser.
n.1.(Mech.) A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; - used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. Specif., a bar of metal, wood, or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.
2.(Mach.) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it.
Compound lever
a machine consisting of two or more levers acting upon each other.
Lever escapement
See Escapement.
Lever jack
See Jack, n., 5.
Lever watch
a watch having a vibrating lever to connect the action of the escape wheel with that of the balance.
Universal lever
a machine formed by a combination of a lever with the wheel and axle, in such a manner as to convert the reciprocating motion of the lever into a continued rectilinear motion of some body to which the power is applied.
Noun1.Leverlever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
2.lever - a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
3.lever - a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
Synonyms: lever tumbler
Verb1.lever - to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
Synonyms: jimmy, prise, pry, prize
Charlie McCarthy, agent, ancilla, appliance, bar, beam, boom, cant hook, claw bar, contrivance, crab, crane, crank, creature, crow, crowbar, derrick, device, dummy, dupe, erector, forklift, gantry crane, get a foothold, get leverage, go-between, handmaid, handmaiden, handspike, hoist, hydraulic tailgate, implement, instrument, interagent, intermediary, intermediate, intermedium, iron crow, jack, jackscrew, jimmy, lift, lifter, limb, marlinespike, mechanism, mediator, medium, midwife, minion, organ, outrigger, pawn, peavey, pedal, pinch bar, plaything, prize, pry, puppet, ripping bar, servant, slave, spar, stooge, tackle, tool, toy, treadle, vehicle, wedge, windlass, wrecking bar
Translate Lever to Spanish, Translate Lever to German, Translate Lever to French
level off
level one cache
Level surface
level two cache
level-sensitive scan design
Leveling instrument
Leveling staff
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Lever escapement
lever hang
Lever jack
lever lock
lever scale
lever tumbler
Lever watch
Leverage of a couple
Leverage of a force
leveraged buyout
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