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.
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. Webb
- 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 […]
Margery, 1904–66, English mystery writer. Contemporary Examples In that sense, it appears Allingham not only defied his statistical life span, but longevity science as well. How to Live Forever Casey Schwartz July 28, 2009 Whenever someone lives as long as Allingham did, others are eager to learn his secret. How to Live Forever Casey Schwartz […]
- Allis’s sign
allis’s sign Allis’s sign Al·lis’s sign (āl’ĭ-sĭz) n. An indication of fracture in the neck of the femur in which a finger easily sinks into the relaxed fascia between the great trochanter and the iliac crest.