twee·​zer | \ ˈtwē-zər How to pronounce tweezer (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Afterward, team members used tweezers to pull the microneedle arrays from the molds, almost like breaking ice out of its tray. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, "So When Will a COVID-19 Vaccine Be Available?," 29 Apr. 2020 Body fat calipers, also known as skinfold calipers, are another inexpensive tool to measuring your body fat percentage (some look like a big set of tweezers). Lauren Bedosky,, "Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat? The Answer's More Complicated Than You May Think," 18 May 2020 All three atoms are then free to interact in the remaining optical tweezer setup. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Have Held Individual Atoms for the Very First Time," 21 Feb. 2020 Incadella also reportedly said Smith was stabbed with a pair of tweezers and suffered head injuries. Helen Murphy,, "Las Vegas Woman Stabs Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend to Death with Tweezers: Reports," 11 Dec. 2019 Next, the scientists placed a healthy TN57 plant in a closed glass tank with one whose leaves had been pierced with tweezers. Priyanka Runwal, Scientific American, "Sweet Potato Sends Secret Signals," 24 Jan. 2020 Shaken Baby Syndrome’ — and Dad’s Girlfriend Is Charged The Associated Press reports that Gonzaga allegedly stabbed Smith with a sharp object similar to tweezers, choked him and stomped on his head. Helen Murphy,, "Las Vegas Woman Stabs Ex-Girlfriend’s New Boyfriend to Death with Tweezers: Reports," 11 Dec. 2019 Look for a small groove at the base of the knob, and press into it with the tip of a pen or tweezers. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Ready for a Quick Home Update? Change Your Doorknobs!," 13 Mar. 2020 There are tweezers, spudgers, and other pry tools for carefully taking apart sensitive components, and a small suction cup for removing glass parts that may be glued down. Jeff Dunn And Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Nine gift ideas for the tech enthusiast in your life," 13 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of tweezer

1904, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jun 2020

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“Tweezer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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