pair of tweezers

noun
a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
Syn: ↑pincer, ↑pair of pincers, ↑tweezer
Derivationally related forms: ↑tweeze (for: ↑tweezer)
Hypernyms: ↑hand tool
Hyponyms: ↑roach clip, ↑roach holder

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tweezers — ► PLURAL NOUN (also pair of tweezers) ▪ a small instrument like a pair of pincers for plucking out hairs and picking up small objects. ORIGIN from obsolete tweeze «case of surgical instruments» …   English terms dictionary

  • tweezers — [twē′zərz] pl.n. [extended < obs. tweeze, surgical set, aphetic for Fr étuis, pl. of étui: see ETUI] [also with sing. v.] small nippers, consisting of two arms, joined at one end, for plucking out hairs, handling little objects, etc.: often… …   English World dictionary

  • tweezers — n. a pair of tweezers * * * [ twiːzəz] a pair of tweezers …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tweezers — plural noun (also a pair of tweezers) a small instrument like a pair of pincers for plucking out hairs and picking up small objects. Origin C17: extended form of obs. tweeze case of surgical instruments , shortening of etweese, anglicized plural… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tweezers — noun Small pincers, usually made of metal, used for handling small objects, or for plucking. Syn: pair of tweezers, tongs …   Wiktionary

  • tweezers — twee|zers [ˈtwi:zəz US ərz] n [plural] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: tweeze case of small instruments (1600 1700), from etweese tweeze (17 18 centuries), from the plural of etwee tweeze (17 19 centuries), from French étui] a small tool that has two… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tweezers — noun (plural) a small tool that has two narrow pieces of metal joined at one end, used to pull or move very small objects: plucking her eyebrows with a pair of tweezers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pair of pincers — noun a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping • Syn: ↑pincer, ↑tweezer, ↑pair of tweezers • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweeze (for: ↑tweezer) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tweezers — [[t]twi͟ːzə(r)z[/t]] N PLURAL: oft a pair of N Tweezers are a small tool that you use for tasks such as picking up small objects or pulling out hairs. Tweezers consist of two strips of metal or plastic joined together at one end …   English dictionary

  • TWEEZERS — n.pl. a small pair of pincers for taking up small objects, plucking out hairs, etc. Etymology: extended form of tweezes (cf. pincers etc.) pl. of obs. tweeze case for small instruments, f. etweese = eacutetuis, pl. of EacuteTUI …   Useful english dictionary

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