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 Lasers can nudge proteins and beads, sort cells, and pluck molecules like tweezers, for instance. Max G. Levy, Wired, "Researchers Levitated a Small Tray Using Nothing but Light," 12 Feb. 2021 Cameras captured the painstaking building of the dish on plates that stretch for yards, element by element, often with a tiny leaf added at the end with tweezers. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "'It was so frenetic:' HBO Max follows Wolfgang Puck Catering," 13 Jan. 2021 Sohla’s sturdy 12-inch tweezers were a runaway hit, proving there’s no right or wrong tong. Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, "The Kitchen Accessories We Loved That You Loved in 2020," 21 Dec. 2020 Everything except the tweezers came from a local craft store. Paul Wright, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Car Paint Chips," 13 Nov. 2020 The set includes stainless steel clippers, cuticle trimmers, tweezers, nail files and more. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "37 gifts even the coolest teens will love," 3 Dec. 2020 The 75 pieces include scissors, tweezers, vinyl gloves, gauze, bandaids and more all inside a hard case with a zipper. Hannah Drown, cleveland, "15 essential items for winter emergencies, snowstorms to keep in your car," 1 Dec. 2020 On larger chips and those that already have a rust colony growing, use the splinter tweezers or a fine dental pick to flake off any loose paint. Paul Wright, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Car Paint Chips," 13 Nov. 2020 Swiss Army Pocket Knife provides you with seven tools at your fingertips: a blade, nail file, screwdriver, scissors, key ring, tweezers and toothpick. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "Amazon gift guides and gift ideas for the 2020 holiday season," 24 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of tweezers was in 1654

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28 Feb 2021

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“Tweezers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tweezers. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for tweezers

tweezers

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tweezers

: a small tool that is made of two narrow pieces of metal which are joined at one end and that is used to hold, move, or pull very small objects

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 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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