HyperDic: lever

English > 4 senses of the word lever:
NOUNartifactlevera rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
artifactlevera simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
artifactlever, lever tumblera flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
VERBcontactlever, pry, prise, prize, jimmyto move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
lever > pronunciation
Soundsleh'ver; liy'ver
Rhymesachiever ... woodcarver: 114 rhymes with ver...
English > lever: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum.
PartsfulcrumThe pivot about which a lever turns
Narrowercompound leverA pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry barA heavy iron lever with one end forged / forged into a wedge
gun trigger, triggerlever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
hand throttleA hand-operated lever that controls the throttle valve
keyA lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed
peavey, peavy, cant dog, dog hookA stout lever with a sharp spike
pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leverA lever that is operated with the foot
pinch barA lever with a pointed projection that serves as a fulcrum
ripping barA steel lever with one end formed into a ripping chisel and the other a gooseneck with a claw for pulling nails
rocker arm, valve rockerA lever pivoted at the center
spark lever(on early automobiles) a lever mounted on the steering column and used to adjust the timing of the ignition
stick, control stick, joystickA lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
tappetA lever that is moved in order to tap something else
tillerlever used to turn the rudder on a boat
tire iron, tire toolhand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel
BroaderbarA rigid piece of metal or wood
Spanishpalanca
Catalanalçaprem, palanca, perpal
Verbsleverto move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
English > lever: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum.
Broadermachine, simple machineA device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
Spanishalzaprima, palanca
Catalanalçaprem, perpal
Verbsleverto move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
English > lever: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA flat metal tumbler in a lever lock.
Synonymlever tumbler
Part oflever lockA lock whose tumblers are levers that must be raised to a given position so that the bolt can move
BroadertumblerA movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
English > lever: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspry, prise, prize, jimmy
Entailsloosen, loosemake loose or looser
Broaderopen, open upCause to open or to become open
Nounslevera rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
levera simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
leveragethe mechanical advantage gained by being in a position to use a lever

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