to attach; bind.
either of two broad-snouted crocodilians of the genus Alligator, of the southeastern U.S. and eastern China. (loosely) any broad-snouted crocodilian, as a caiman. Metallurgy. a machine for bringing the balls of iron from a puddling furnace into compact form so that they can be handled. Jazz. an enthusiastic fan of swing. (of paint, varnish, or […]
- Alligator bait
alligator bait noun phrase A black person, esp one from Florida or Louisiana (Black)
- Alligator clip
a type of terminal for making temporary electrical connections, consisting of a cliplike device with long, narrow jaws that resemble those of an alligator. Historical Examples He couldn’t control his fingers accurately yet, and he made several attempts to pull the alligator clip off the terminal post. The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin When […]
a slender marine , Aspidophoroides monopterygius, of Atlantic seas, having overlapping plates covering the body. any of several related of the family Agonidae.