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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A gripping device, as for stretching wire, etc., consisting of two jaws so attached to a ring that they are closed by pulling on the ring.

Usage examples (28)
  • We pulled Stone Man out to the end with a come-along, a couple of inches at a time.
  • The man in black tittered and made a come-along gesture with the fin - gers of his right hand.
  • She tucked a claw hammer, vise grips, a come-along, and a supply of wire staples into her pockets, saddled Maudie, rode out.
  • Granted, that police work sometimes requires the use of painful “come-along” holds to enforce an arrest, but this is presumably “in the heat of battle,” so to speak. for more
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