pliers

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pliers \Pli"ers\, noun pl. [From {Ply} to bend, fold.] A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pliers

noun

1: a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws [syn: {pliers}, {pair of pliers}, {plyers}]


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