nee·​dle-nose pliers | \ ˈnē-dᵊl-ˌnōz- How to pronounce needle-nose pliers (audio) \

Definition of needle-nose pliers

: pliers with long slender jaws used for grasping small or thin objects

Examples of needle-nose pliers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Police found shards of glass and a needle-nose pliers inside the window’s curtains. Daily Southtown Staff, chicagotribune.com, 20 July 2021 Get a heavy-duty set of anglers’ clippers and needle-nose pliers. Steve Culton, Field & Stream, 22 Mar. 2021 While the quality won’t match your pricier tools (the needle-nose pliers, in particular, felt a bit sticky to us), the value for the price point seemed right on-point. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 13 Aug. 2020 Now, use a pair of needle-nose pliers to gently rotate the line-tie eye clockwise, so that the bottom of it (the edge facing you) moves slightly to the left. Steve Price, Field & Stream, 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of needle-nose pliers

1971, in the meaning defined above

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29 Jul 2021

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“Needle-nose pliers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/needle-nose%20pliers. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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