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aperture an opening, often adjustable, that controls the amount of light reaching the lens on a camera or other optical instrument. [1/2 definitions]
bevel an instrument with an adjustable arm used for drawing angles or setting a surface at an angle. [1/3 definitions]
braces (chiefly British) a pair of adjustable straps that are designed to support trousers, worn over the shoulders and attached to the trousers at the front and back of the waist; suspenders. [1/2 definitions]
composing stick a hand-held, adjustable metal tray in which a compositor sets type.
compound microscope a microscope in which two lenses of differing focal lengths are mounted in an adjustable tube.
cramp2 a device for holding or clamping buildings materials together, consisting of a bar with fixed or adjustable arms at each end. [1/6 definitions]
earmuffs a pair of protective pads joined by an adjustable headband and worn over the ears, as against cold.
metronome an adjustable device that marks regular intervals with rhythmic clicking sound, used by musicians during practice.
Morris chair a large chair with removable cushions and an adjustable back.
music stand a vertically adjustable rack for holding sheets of music for a performer or conductor.
parallel bars a set of two horizontal poles parallel to each other and supported by adjustable upright posts, on which gymnasts perform various acrobatic routines. [1/2 definitions]
plane2 any of various carpentry tools with an adjustable blade, used to make surfaces of wood smooth, true, grooved, or the like. [1/3 definitions]
poppet in a lathe, the adjustable part that holds the work; tailstock or headstock; poppethead. [1/2 definitions]
rheostat an adjustable resistor used to modulate the amount of electrical current flowing through a circuit.
snare2 any of the adjustable strings or wires that are stretched over the bottom skin of a snare drum.
suspenders a pair of adjustable straps that are designed to support trousers, worn over the shoulders and attached to the trousers at the front and back of the waist. [1/2 definitions]
tailstock on a lathe or grinder, the adjustable piece that contains the dead center and helps hold the work.
track lighting a means of illuminating a room or the like with adjustable lights that are arranged along a narrow electrified track on a wall or ceiling.
tripod a usu. adjustable three-legged stand or support, as for a camera or telescope.
wrench a tool, often with adjustable jaws, that is used to grip and turn an object, often one threaded into another, such as a bolt or pipe. [1/13 definitions]