pli·​ers | \ ˈplī(-ə)rz How to pronounce pliers (audio) \

Definition of pliers

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

First Known Use of pliers

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pliers

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The first known use of pliers was in 1565

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English Language Learners Definition of pliers

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


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pli·​ers | \ ˈplī-ərz How to pronounce pliers (audio) \

Kids Definition of pliers

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

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