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alligator clip

[′al·ə‚gād·ər ‚klip]
(electricity)
A long, narrow spring clip with meshing jaws; used with test leads to make temporary connections quickly. Also known as crocodile clip.
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Once the board has been connected to a PC or laptop via USB cable, the alligator clips can be connected to any object that conducts electricity.
Attach the lemons in a series: Using an alligator clip, attach one end of a copper wire to the penny in one of the lemons.
The troubleshooting kit, for especially difficult electrical and control systems and tight spaces, contains a 179 industrial grade true-rms DDM that also measures temperature, and 1AC non-contact voltage detector for use from 90 to 600 V ac, premium heat-resistant silicone test leads and alligator clips, and a temperature probe.
Connection options include alligator clips, and a modular plug and jack.
TEST PROBES: Attach alligator clips (a must-have accessory) to the testing probes, connect the clips to the power plug, and turn on the VOM.
For another piece, he used alligator clips and the little plastic discs used to tie loaves of bread.
The instrument comes with a protective holster and Flex-Stand, a safety designed test lead set, alligator clips, one 9V alkaline battery, a user's manual, and a quick reference guide.
Different-sized holes cut in the board, alligator clips, and spikes will hold food for chopping or peeling.
While teens like decorative claw and alligator clips for the functionality they provide in holding their hair back, kiddie barrettes in all kinds of different shapes and colors are very popular, says Sue Mackey, director of marketing at Wilhold, a subsidiary of American Greetings Corp.