A clamp is a fastening device used to hold or secure objects tightly together to prevent movement or separation through the application of inward pressure. In the United Kingdom and Australia, the term cramp is often used instead when the tool is for temporary use for positioning components during construction and woodworking; thus a G cramp or a sash cramp but a wheel clamp or a surgical clamp.
There are many types of clamps available for many different purposes. Some are temporary, as used to position components while fixing them together, others are intended to be permanent. In the field of animal husbandry, using a clamp to attach an animal to a stationary object is known as "rounded clamping." A physical clamp of this type is also used to refer to an obscure investment banking term, "fund clamps." Anything that performs the action of clamping may be called a clamp, so this gives rise to a wide variety of terms across many fields.
These clamps (or cramps) are used to position components temporarily for various tasks:
Clamps, or cramps, for laying tongue and groove floorboards, or flooring.Laboratory scissor jack
Laboratory scissor jacks are lifting stages for beakers, flasks, water baths, stirrer, or other lab tools used to elevate equipment height to the user's needs, usually around 5 to 20 cm. It consists of metal pieces connected together in a scissor-like shape between a top and a bottom platform. The metal pieces acting as an adjustable lift using the scissors mechanism (or pantograph) in changing its height and also can withstand a wide range of weight.Stirrup (disambiguation)
A stirrup is a metal loop supporting the foot, fastened to a saddle on a riding animal.
Stirrup may also refer to:
Baseball stirrups, a type of socks worn by baseball players
the braces supporting the lithotomy position utilised in medical examinations such as a pelvic exam
A clamp (tool) or support in the shape of a stirrup
Rebar bent in a loop and used to reinforce concrete
The stapes, a bone of the ear resembling a stirrup
Stirrup pants, a form of leggings with a strap beneath the arch of the footWildfire suppression equipment and personnel
Wildfire suppression equipment and personnel is part of the science of fire fighting focusing on the use of specialized equipment, training and tactics to effectively control, surround and eventually extinguish a natural cover fire. There are several specially designed tools that through their function and user training, perform specialized tasks that are specific to natural cover firefighting. This is used together in conjunction with the general understanding of the behavior of fire to form a viable plan of attack.