Leverage

Lev"er*age

(lv"r*j l"vr*j), n. The action of a lever; mechanical advantage gained by the lever.
[1913 Webster]

Leverage of a couple (Mech.), the perpendicular distance between the lines of action of two forces which act in parallel and opposite directions. -- Leverage of a force, the perpendicular distance from the line in which a force acts upon a body to a point about which the body may be supposed to turn.
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