slip-joint pliers
slip-joint pliers slip-joint pliers n. pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Slip joint pliers — Common, two position straight slip joint pliers Slip joint pliers are pliers whose pivot point or fulcrum can be moved to increase the size range of their jaws. Most slip joint pliers use a mechanism that allows sliding the pivot point into one… …   Wikipedia

  • slip joint pliers — See half moon slip joint pliers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • slip-joint pliers — slip′ joint pli ers n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) bui pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted …   From formal English to slang

  • slip-joint pliers — /slip joynt /, (sometimes used with a sing. v.) pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted. See illus. under plier. * * * …   Universalium

  • slip-joint pliers — noun pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑pliers, ↑pair of pliers, ↑plyers …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-moon slip joint pliers — A multiple slip joint pliers with groove joint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • slip joint — [1] A joint that will transfer driving torque from one shaft to another while allowing longitudinal movement between the two shafts. A variable length connection that permits the driveshaft or axle shaft to change its length as the shaft moves up …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • joint pliers — See half moon slip joint pliers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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 — 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

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