Jaws of Life

noun
hydraulic tool inserted into a wrecked vehicle and used to pry the wreckage apart in order to provide access to people trapped inside
Usage Domain: ↑trademark
Hypernyms: ↑tool

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trademark
— used for a hydraulic tool that is used especially to free victims trapped inside wrecked motor vehicles

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Trademark.
a heavy-duty tool that can cut through metal or pry sections of it apart: used esp. to free people trapped in wrecked vehicles.

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Jaws of Life® plural noun
Powerful hydraulic pincers used to free people from wreckage after a motor-vehicle accident
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Main Entry:jaw

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n. trademark a hydraulic apparatus used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles in order to free people trapped inside

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Jaws of Life — n the Jaws of Life trademark a tool used to make a hole in a car, truck etc after an accident, so that the people inside can be taken out …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jaws of Life — jȯz əv līf trademark used for a hydraulic tool that is used esp. to free victims trapped inside wrecked motor vehicles …   Medical dictionary

  • Jaws of Life — Jaws′ of Life′ Trademark. mac trm a heavy duty tool that can cut through metal or pry apart sections of it: used esp. to free people trapped in wrecked vehicles …   From formal English to slang

  • Jaws of Life — trademark for a pneumatic, heavy duty, pincerlike tool that is inserted into the body of a wrecked vehicle to pry sections of it apart: used esp. to free people trapped inside …   English World dictionary

  • Jaws of Life® — plural noun Powerful hydraulic pincers used to free people from wreckage after a motor vehicle accident ● jaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • jaws-of-life — /dʒɔz əv ˈlaɪf/ (say jawz uhv luyf) noun a powerful, hydraulically operated rescue tool used to spread and cut metal and other materials, especially used to rescue victims of transport or industrial accidents. {trademark; from the similarity of… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jaws of Life — Trademark. a heavy duty tool that can cut through metal or pry sections of it apart: used esp. to free people trapped in wrecked vehicles. * * * …   Universalium

  • jaws of life — noun Emergency rescue equipment used to open a completely destroyed passenger vehicle, to quickly and somewhat safely extricate the trapped occupants …   Wiktionary

  • Jaws of Life — noun N. Amer. trademark a hydraulic apparatus used to pry apart the wreckage of crashed vehicles in order to free people trapped inside …   English new terms dictionary

  • Jaws — may refer to the following: * Jaws, the two opposable structures of the mouth * Jaws , a novel by Peter Benchley * Jaws (film), the 1975 blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg based on this novel * One of the film s sequels: Jaws 2 (1978), Jaws …   Wikipedia

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