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 he had pulled the alligator clip, the board had showed red.
The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin


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