twee·​zers | \ ˈtwē-zərz How to pronounce tweezers (audio) \

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

Examples of tweezers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also of interest is that some of the supporting technologies needed for neutral atoms, such as optical tweezers and laser cooling, were recipients of Nobel prizes. Paul Smith-goodson, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Equally, eyebrow waxing is said to be gentler on the hair follicles than using tweezers. Fiona Embleton, Allure, 14 June 2022 Brows can lose their fullness over the years, and your tweezers aren't entirely to blame. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 June 2022 If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. Nancy Clanton, ajc, 3 May 2019 Instead, grasp the tick with tweezers as close to the head as possible. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 31 May 2022 Instead, just stick to tweezers and monitor your health over the following days. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 6 May 2022 Ticks should be removed with tweezers or a tick removal tool, taking care not to squeeze the tick as this can release pathogens. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 5 May 2022 This handheld, electrical device pulls unwanted hair from the root using a rotating head equipped with numerous tweezers. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tweezers

1654, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tweezers

obsolete English tweeze, noun, etui, short for obsolete English etweese, from plural of obsolete English etwee, from French étui

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28 Jun 2022

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“Tweezers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tweezers. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for tweezers

tweezers

noun plural
tweez·​ers | \ ˈtwē-zərz How to pronounce tweezers (audio) \

Kids Definition of tweezers

: a small instrument that is used like pincers in grasping or pulling something

tweezers

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
twee·​zers | \ ˈtwē-zərz How to pronounce tweezers (audio) \

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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