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Main Entry: 1le·ver
Pronunciation: lev-r, l-vr
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>