pair of pliers


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Noun1.pair of pliers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jawspair of pliers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
compound lever - a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
locking pliers - pliers that can be locked in place
needlenose pliers - small pliers with long thin jaws for fine work
pump-type pliers - a type of pliers
rib joint pliers - a type of pliers
slip-joint pliers - pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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They used a pair of pliers and a sharp metal object to open the door.
But the reunion between the two isn't a happy one as Christopher brutally tries to take the bullet out of Arthur's abdomen using a huge pair of pliers.
In the 30-year-old's possession, police found four screwdrivers, a drill, three drill bits, and a pair of pliers.
A man, who appears to be holding the rat by its tail with a pair of pliers, then tries to get it into a metal exhaust pipe while the creature can be heard squeaking as it tries to wriggle free.
Jutting subjected her to "increasingly cruel acts of violence using his belt, sex toys, a pair of pliers and his fists", Mr Reading said.
A WEDDING singer broke a tooth moments before performing - so the band's drummer pulled it out with a pair of pliers.
Mr Jones said Griffiths was trying to remove a muzzle from the dog and requested a pair of pliers from a neighbour.
Last year, the 25-yearold, of Chorley Avenue, Cardiff, was put on a "deferred sentence" and given six months to prove herself, after admitting shoplifting while equipped with a pair of pliers which could be used to cut off security tags.
I tried two tin openers, two screwdrivers, a pair of pliers and a Stanley knife.
He was back in the dock after he was caught carrying two gas meters and a pair of pliers, Teesside Crown Court heard.
A TA soldier pulled his own teeth out with a pair of pliers - because he could not find a dentist to take on NHS patients.
In his heyday, word on the streets of London's East End was that Fraser carried a pair of pliers in his top pocket as a warning to the loose-lipped.