compound lever

  n.
   a lever tumbler that has two or more distinct sweeps contacted by two or more different keys

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  • Compound lever — Lever Le ver (l[=e] v[ e]r or l[e^]v [ e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Elevate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compound lever — Nail clippers are a simple form of compound lever The compound lever is a simple machine operating on the premise that the resistance from one lever in a system of levers will act as power for the next, and thus the applied force will be… …   Wikipedia

  • compound lever — noun a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum • Hypernyms: ↑lever • Hyponyms: ↑nutcracker, ↑pliers, ↑pair of pliers, ↑plyers, ↑scissors, ↑pair of scissors * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lever — Le ver (l[=e] v[ e]r or l[e^]v [ e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Elevate},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lever escapement — Lever Le ver (l[=e] v[ e]r or l[e^]v [ e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Elevate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lever jack — Lever Le ver (l[=e] v[ e]r or l[e^]v [ e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Elevate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lever watch — Lever Le ver (l[=e] v[ e]r or l[e^]v [ e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Elevate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compound control — Com pound con*trol (A[ e]ronautics) A system of control in which a separate manipulation, as of a rudder, may be effected by either of two movements, in different directions, of a single lever, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compound bow — A Browning Compound Bow A compound bow is a modern bow that uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs. The limbs of a compound bow are much stiffer than those of a recurve bow or longbow. This limb stiffness makes… …   Wikipedia

  • Universal lever — Lever Le ver (l[=e] v[ e]r or l[e^]v [ e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. {Alleviate}, {Elevate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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