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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene
  • v. develop in a positive way


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  • No sense burning the extra gas in the summer in order to haul what's in my vehicle now: snacks and water, extra set of pak boots and heavy socks, insulated overalls, snow-shovel, salt, come-along, chain, CLEVIS (everyone forgets the clevis!), old set of used lifting straps to protect trees I winch from ...

    Who here carries an OH S(#* Bag in their vehicle?

  • To this I'd add my Savage24 combo gun, my dear old Jeep Wrangler, The Lehman's 4 ton cast iron framed come-along plus any hammer, axe or knife manufactured by Estwing. (oh and the Leatherman Wave too ...).

    A Remington 870 Can Last Forever

  • We rode here in Ky. looking for elk when I rolled my rig over a cliff, took two winches and a come-along to get it back upon road.

    Ice-Out by Ice Road: Fishing Backcountry Manitoba by ATV

  • However, apologists in Washington for Israel's right-wing government are already repeating the Israeli line that the nonviolent activists were "terrorists" and that they had "weapons" they found on board, such as a wrench, a come-along winch, and other items commonly found on ships.

    Stephen Zunes: Israel's Latest Violation

  • She tucked a claw hammer, vise grips, a come-along, and a supply of wire staples into her pockets, saddled Maudie, rode out.

    Come Again No More

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Can A Suspect Be Tased Into Complying With a Court Order?:

  • Smiling for the sake of onlookers, I grabbed her arm, tucked her elbow inside mine and twisted her wrist into the classic, painful come-along.


  • The man in black tittered and made a come-along gesture with the fin - gers of his right hand.

    Wizard and Glass

  • We have used a large come-along to hold the shed tightly to the main bent.


  • A come-along is used to pull joints tightly together.



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