An example of a lever is a stick shift in a car with a manual transmission.
Examples of lever are pliers, scissors, see-saws, wheelbarrows, and tongs.
Now therefore take my life from me, for I had lever die then live.
For lever had I die than see his deadly face.
An example of a lever is a family connection which might be used to get admitted to a school.
An example of a lever is a crowbar.
Used friendship as a lever to obtain advancement.
Levered up the manhole cover.
- Specifically, a bar of metal, wood or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.
With great effort and a big crowbar I managed to lever the beam off the floor.