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

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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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
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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