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Main Entry: 1le·ver
Pronunciation: primarystresslev-schwar, primarystresslemacron-vschwar
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English lever "bar for prying," from early French levier (same meaning), from lever (verb) "to raise," from Latin levare "to raise" --related to ELEVATE
1 : a bar used to pry or move something
2 : a stiff bar for applying a force (as for lifting a weight) at one point of its length by effort at a second point and turning at a third point on a fulcrum
3 : a bar or rod used to run or adjust something <a gearshift lever>
[lever illustration]

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