compound lever

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Noun1.compound lever - a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
lever - a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
nutcracker - a compound lever used to crack nuts open
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
pair of scissors, scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
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What was called a "compound lever hitch" had the drawbar attached toward the front of the oscillating track frame.
John Wyatt had more success with his compound lever weighing machines which were used in railway stations until recent times.