Definition of alligator clip in English:

alligator clip

Syllabification: al·li·ga·tor clip

noun

chiefly North American
  • A sprung metal clip with long, serrated jaws, used attached to an electric cable for making a temporary connection to a battery or other component.
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    • If the alligator clip cannot be attached to my shirt for any reason (old-fashioned styles can only be clipped in the direction that men's shirts button), it can be clipped to the jacket or vest.
    • Black eyeliner and an alligator clip to hold my hair up, and I was ready to go - after putting on my black chucks, of course.
    • Twist each section clockwise and then click back off the forehead with a small claw clip, bobby pin or tiny alligator clip.

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