Definition of "lever" []

  • A simple machine consisting of a rigid bar pivoted on a fixed point and used to transmit force, as in raising or moving a weight at one end by pushing down on the other. (noun)
  • A projecting handle used to adjust or operate a mechanism. (noun)
  • A means of accomplishing; a tool: used friendship as a lever to obtain advancement. (noun)
  • To move or lift with or as if with a lever. (verb-transitive)
  • A rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum, used to transfer a force to a load and usually to provide a mechanical advantage (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of a number of mechanical devices employing this principle (noun)
  • A means of exerting pressure in order to accomplish something; strategic aid (noun)
  • To prise or move (an object) with a lever (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "lever" in a sentence
  • "Yes | No | Report from rocky d bashaw wrote 1 day 21 hours ago marlin lever 336c in 30/30 is great gun, i carry everytime i go out whether i use it or not, easy to carry and it is a killer at short range."
  • "Savage bolt guns go for around $500, T/C Venture $500, Marlin lever guns for around $500 more or less."
  • "I have a Marlin lever action 30-30 - different that a WInchester Model 94 (which I also have) in that the shell casings are ejected from the side as opposed to from the top."