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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John Wyatt had more success with his compound lever weighing machines which were used in railway stations until recent times.