pair of pliers

noun
a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
Syn: ↑pliers, ↑plyers
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form
Hypernyms: ↑hand tool, ↑compound lever
Part Meronyms: ↑jaw

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  • pliers — n. a pair of pliers * * * [ plaɪəz] a pair of pliers …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pliers — pli|ers [ plaıərz ] noun plural a metal too that looks like a strong pair of scissors, used for holding small objects or for bending or cutting wire: a pair of pliers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pliers — UK [ˈplaɪə(r)z] / US [ˈplaɪərz] noun [plural] a metal tool that looks like a strong pair of scissors, used for holding small objects or for bending or cutting wire a pair of pliers …   English dictionary

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  • pliers — pli|ers [ˈplaıəz US ərz] n [plural] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: ply to twist together (14 21 centuries), from Old French plier, from Latin plicare] a small tool made of two crossed pieces of metal, used to hold small things or to bend and cut wire… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pair — 1. Used as a collective noun, pair is treated as a plural when it denotes two separate items and as a singular when it denotes a unit: so a pair of gloves, scissors, scales, shoes, trousers, etc. are singular whereas a pair of bachelors, dogs,… …   Modern English usage

  • Pliers — For the Jamaican singer, see Pliers (singer). Flat nose pliers Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, for bending, or physical compression. Generally, pliers consist of a pair of metal first class levers joined at a fulcrum pos …   Wikipedia

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