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alligator clip

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


n.
a spring-loaded clip with narrow jaws, used for making temporary electrical connections.
[1940–45]
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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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