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  1. See: safety clamp
  2. Any of several types of machines for metalworking, rock crushing, etc., in which work is accomplished by two massive jaws, one or both of which move as, e.g., alligator shears (preferably, lever shears) or an alligator crusher (preferably, lever crusher). Henderson
  3. A prolonged, steel hingelike device by means of which the abutting ends of a flat drive belt can be fastened or laced together. Long
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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