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tweezers

noun plural but singular or plural in construction twee·zers \ˈtwē-zərz\

: a small tool that is made of two narrow pieces of metal which are joined at one end and that is used to hold, move, or pull very small objects

Full Definition of TWEEZERS

:  any of various small metal instruments that are usually held between the thumb and index finger, are used for plucking, holding, or manipulating, and consist of two legs joined at one end
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Origin of TWEEZERS

obsolete English tweeze, noun, etui, short for obsolete English etweese, from plural of obsolete English etwee, from French étui
First Known Use: 1654
TWEEZERS Defined for Kids

tweezers

noun plural tweez·ers \ˈtwē-zərz\

Definition of TWEEZERS for Kids

:  a small instrument that is used like pincers in grasping or pulling something
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tweezers

noun plural but singular or plural in construction twee·zers \ˈtwē-zərz\

Medical Definition of TWEEZERS

:  any of various small metal instruments that are usually held between the thumb and index finger, are used for plucking, holding, or manipulating, and consist of two legs joined at one end

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