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Definition: alligator press
, n. [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el
lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L.
lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard
1. (Zo["o]l.) A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile
family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader
snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower
jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal
notches. Besides the common species of the southern United
States, there are allied species in South America.
2. (Mech.) Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens
like the movable jaw of an alligator; as,
(a) (Metal Working) a form of squeezer for the puddle
(b) (Mining) a rock breaker;
(c) (Printing) a kind of job press, called also alligator press
(Bot.), the fruit of the Anona palustris
a West Indian tree. It is said to be narcotic in its
(Zo["o]l.), a marine fish of northwestern
America (Podothecus acipenserinus
(Zo["o]l.), one of the gar pikes
) found in the southern rivers of
the United States. The name is also applied to other
species of gar pikes.
(Bot.), a corruption of Avocado pear
, Alligator tortoise
, Alligator turtle
(Zo["o]l.), a very large and voracious turtle
) inhabiting the rivers of the
southern United States. It sometimes reaches the weight of
two hundred pounds. Unlike the common snapping turtle, to
which the name is sometimes erroneously applied, it has a
scaly head and many small scales beneath the tail. This
name is sometimes given to other turtles, as to species of
, the timber of a tree of the West Indies