Definition of crocodile clip in English:

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crocodile clip

noun

chiefly British
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.
Example sentences
  • There was a single lamp plugged into the generator, with a mesh over the bulb end and a crocodile clip on the other.
  • If they are used for promotional reasons they will probably have attached some kind of accessories like crocodile clips, Dog clips, mobile phone holders.
  • People are snooping on our lives, and you can too with cheap laptops, a few crocodile clips and a battered old van.

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