lever shears

lever shears

[′lev·ər ‚shirz]
(design engineering)
A shears in which the input force at the handles is related to the output force at the cutting edges by the principle of the lever. Also known as alligator shears; crocodile shears.

alligator shears, lever shears

Wide-jawed shears, resembling the jaws of an alligator, used to cut sheets of metal; operated by a foot lever.
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