Associations to the word «Alligator»


ALLIGATOR, noun. Either of two species of large amphibious reptile, Alligator mississippiensis or Alligator sinensis, in the genus Alligator within order Crocodilia, which have sharp teeth and very strong jaws and are native to the Americas and China.
ALLIGATOR, noun. Any of various machines with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator.
ALLIGATOR, noun. (metalworking) A form of squeezer for the puddle ball.
ALLIGATOR, noun. (mining) A rock breaker.
ALLIGATOR, noun. (printing) A kind of job press.
ALLIGATOR, noun. Any of various vehicles that have relatively long, low noses in front of a cab or other, usually windowed, structure.
ALLIGATOR, verb. (of paint or other coatings) To crack in a pattern resembling an alligator's skin.
ALLIGATOR, noun. (obsolete) One who binds or ties.
ALLIGATOR, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Alligatoridae   — the alligators.
ALLIGATOR APPLE, noun. Annona glabra, a tropical fruit tree that grows in swamps.
ALLIGATOR APPLE, noun. The fruit of Annona glabra, oblong to spherical and roughly apple-sized.
ALLIGATOR CLIP, noun. (electronics) A spring-loaded metal clip, usually attached to a wire and used to make temporary connections.
ALLIGATOR CLIPS, noun. Plural of alligator clip
ALLIGATOR GAR, noun. A species, Atractosteus spatula, of gar native to the US, known for its extremely large (in excess of 200 lbs) size.
ALLIGATOR LIZARD, noun. (US) Any of several species of lizards in the genera Elgaria and Gerrhonotus.
ALLIGATOR LIZARDS, noun. Plural of alligator lizard
ALLIGATOR PEAR, noun. (dialectal) (now) (chiefly Caribbean and Southern US) (especially Louisiana) An avocado.
ALLIGATOR PEARS, noun. Plural of alligator pear
ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE, noun. A large freshwater turtle of the genus Macrochelys.
ALLIGATOR WRENCH, noun. A kind of pipe wrench having a flaring jaw with teeth on one side.
ALLIGATOR WRENCHES, noun. Plural of alligator wrench

Dictionary definition

ALLIGATOR, noun. Leather made from alligator's hide.
ALLIGATOR, noun. Either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts.
ALLIGATOR, verb. Crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes.

Wise words

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