heavy shears for cutting metal slabs.
- Alligator skin
alligator skin alligator skin n. See ichthyosis. Historical Examples The wallet was evidently an expensive one: alligator skin lined with Russian leather. The Carter Girls Nell Speed It looks to me like alligator skin was going out of fashion. The Jack-Knife Man Ellis Parker Butler A little tree with alligator skin bark grows North and […]
- Alligator snapping turtle
a large American snapping turtle, Macroclemys temmincki, having three prominent ridges on its shell and a wormlike process on the floor of the mouth used to attract prey. Historical Examples The alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys) is probably the most aquatic fresh-water turtle in the United States. North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae) Robert G. […]
- Alligator wrench
a wrench having a V -shaped pair of serrated jaws set at right angles to the shank for turning cylindrical or irregularly shaped parts. Historical Examples The alligator wrench is one of the handiest tools to have in a home or shop. The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals Charles Conrad Sleffel
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 […]