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alligator clip

n.
A spring-loaded clip with serrated jaws, often used to make temporary electrical connections.

al′ligator clip`


n.
a spring-loaded clip with narrow jaws, used for making temporary electrical connections.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alligator clip - a clip with a spring that closes the metal jawsalligator clip - a clip with a spring that closes the metal jaws
clip - any of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
clip lead - a short piece of wire with alligator clips on both ends
jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
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In addition to supporting isolated and non-isolated inputs, these probes can also be used with a range of probe tip conversion adaptors, including safety mini clips, fork terminal adapters, small or large alligator clips, and 4 mm conversion adaptors with pincher tip or safety banana connectors.
During the preliminary setup before the actual calibration, the maintainer removed the front faceplate from the pressure switch and connected alligator clips from the multimeter to the electrical contacts inside the switch.
Check the static discharge reel for missing alligator clips and frayed or damaged static wire.
An anchor size that is large enough to terminate conventional alligator clips.