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Webster 1913 Edition


Pliers

Pli′ers

,
Noun.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pliers

PLI'ERS

,
Noun.
plu.
An instrument by which any small thing is seized and bent.

Definition 2023


pliers

pliers

English

A pair of jewellers pliers

Noun

pliers pl (plural only)

  1. A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand
    I need a pair of pliers to get a good grip on that broken ****.
Usage notes
  • To make clear the quantity under discussion clearer, the expressions "a pair of pliers" or "(however many) pairs of pliers" can be used.
  • "A pliers" is somewhat awkward, though accepted in American English.
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Etymology 2

Noun

pliers

  1. plural of plier

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