tweezers

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twee·zers

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \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

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

twee·zers

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈtwē-zərz\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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