pliers

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction pli·ers \ˈplī(-ə)rz\

Definition of pliers

  1. :  a small pincers for holding small objects or for bending and cutting wire

Origin and Etymology of pliers

2ply


First Known Use: 1565


PLIERS Defined for English Language Learners

pliers

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction pli·ers \ˈplī(-ə)rz\

Definition of pliers for English Language Learners

  • : a tool that is used for holding small objects or for bending and cutting wire


PLIERS Defined for Kids

pliers

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noun plural pli·ers \ˈplī-ərz\

Definition of pliers for Students

  1. :  small pincers with long jaws used for bending or cutting wire or handling small things



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