lever

Part of speech: noun

A bar, turning on a fulcrum, to apply power.

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Usage examples "lever":

  1. He held down the hook and, with the receiver to his ear, let the lever rise slowly up. - "Shadow Mountain", Dane Coolidge.
  2. This is accomplished through the movements of a three- arm rocking- lever attached to the wheel- sleeve at the end of the shaft. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.
  3. I found the little lever. - "The White Invaders", Raymond King Cummings.