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Definition of Lever

Lever
Lever Lev"er (l[=e]"v[~e]r), a. [Old compar. of leve or lief.] More agreeable; more pleasing. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To be lever than. See Had as lief, under Had.
Lever
Lever Lev"er, adv. Rather. [Obs.] --Chaucer. For lever had I die than see his deadly face. --Spenser.
Lever
Lever Le"ver (l[=e]"v[~e]r or l[e^]v"[~e]r; 277), n. [OE. levour, OF. leveor, prop., a lifter, fr. F. lever to raise, L. levare; akin to levis light in weight, E. levity, and perh. to E. light not heavy: cf. F. levier. Cf. Alleviate, Elevate, Leaven, Legerdemain, Levee, Levy, n.] 1. (Mech.) A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the fulcrum), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; -- used for transmitting and modifying force and motion. Specif., a bar of metal, wood, or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures. 2. (Mach.) (a) A bar, as a capstan bar, applied to a rotatory piece to turn it. (b) An arm on a rock shaft, to give motion to the shaft or to obtain motion from it. Compound lever, a machine consisting of two or more levers acting upon each other. Lever escapement. See Escapement. Lever jack. See Jack, n., 5. Lever watch, a watch having a vibrating lever to connect the action of the escape wheel with that of the balance. Universal lever, a machine formed by a combination of a lever with the wheel and axle, in such a manner as to convert the reciprocating motion of the lever into a continued rectilinear motion of some body to which the power is applied.

Meaning of Lever from wikipedia

- A lever (/ˈliːvər/ or US: /ˈlɛvər/) is a simple machine consisting of a beam or rigid rod pivoted at a fixed hinge, or fulcrum. A lever is a rigid body...
- Lever Brothers was a British manufacturing company founded in 1885 by brothers William Hesketh Lever (1851–1925) and James Darcy Lever (1854–1916). They...
- Johnny Lever (born 14 August 1957) is an Indian film actor and one of the most noted comedians in Hindi cinema. Lever is one of the first stand-up comedians...
- The front lever is a gymnastic and calisthenic move - a static hold normally performed on the still rings or the pull-up bar. A front lever is performed...
- Janumala ( professional name Jamie Lever) is an Indian stand-up comedian. She is the daughter of Indian comedian Johnny Lever. Jamie is the daughter of the...
- Lever action is a type of firearm action which uses a lever located around the trigger guard area (often including the trigger guard itself) to load fresh...
- A lever tumbler lock is a type of lock that uses a set of levers to prevent the bolt from moving in the lock. In the simplest of these, lifting the tumbler...
- established in 1933 as Lever Brothers and, in 1956, became known as Hindustan Lever Limited, as a result of a merger among Lever Brothers, Hindustan Vanaspati...
- Lever House is a gl****-box skys****er at 390 Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Built in the International Style according to the design...
- A back lever is a static hold performed on the rings or the pull-up bar. A back lever is rated as an 'A' value skill on the Code of Points, a scale from...
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