leverage

Part of speech: noun

The mechanical advantage gained by use of a lever.

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Usage examples "leverage":

  1. Marishka took the candle from his hand again while he examined the fastenings- nails somewhat rusted, which would not resist leverage. - "The Secret Witness", George Gibbs.
  2. Anger and apprehensiveness were working twin leverage on the Comas executive. - "Joan of Arc of the North Woods", Holman Day.
  3. I said you didn't have the right leverage. - "Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle", Victor Appleton.