Pliers
Pliers Pli"ers, n. pl. [From {Ply} to bend, fold.] A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • pliers — [plī′ərz] pl.n. 〚/span> PLY1〛 small pincers in any of various forms, often with serrated jaws, for gripping small objects, bending wire, etc.: often pair of pliers * * * ▪ tool       hand operated tool for holding and gripping small articles or… …   Universalium

  • pliers — [plī′ərz] pl.n. [< PLY1] small pincers in any of various forms, often with serrated jaws, for gripping small objects, bending wire, etc.: often pair of pliers …   English World dictionary

  • pliers — 1560s, agent noun from PLY (Cf. ply) (n.). French cognate plieur meant folder …   Etymology dictionary

  • pliers — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ pincers with parallel flat jaws, used for gripping small objects or bending wire. ORIGIN from French plier to bend …   English terms dictionary

  • pliers — A gripping tool with two hinged arms and serrated jaws. See action locking pliers angle nose pliers bending pliers circlip pliers clamp pliers clip pliers combination pliers crimping pliers end cutting pliers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Pliers — For the Jamaican singer, see Pliers (singer). Flat nose pliers Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, for bending, or physical compression. Generally, pliers consist of a pair of metal first class levers joined at a fulcrum pos …   Wikipedia

  • Pliers — Chaka Demus Pliers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pliers — Chaka Demus Pliers sind ein jamaikanisches Musiker Duo. Es besteht aus DJ Chaka Demus, bürgerlicher Name John Taylor, geboren in Kingston, Jamaika im August 1963, und dem Sänger Pliers, geboren als Everton Bonner in Rockhall Hills, Jamaika am 4.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pliers — n. a pair of pliers * * * [ plaɪəz] a pair of pliers …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pliers — [[t]pla͟ɪ͟ə(r)z[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Pliers are a tool with two handles at one end and two hard, flat, metal parts at the other. Pliers are used for holding or pulling out things such as nails, or for bending or cutting wire …   English dictionary

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