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pli·er

also ply·er  (plī′ər)
n.
1. One who plies a trade.
2. pliers A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting.
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pliers

(ˈplaɪəz)
pl n
(Tools) a gripping tool consisting of two hinged arms with usually serrated jaws that close on the workpiece
[C16: from ply1]
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pli•ers

(ˈplaɪ ərz)

n.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) small pincers with long jaws, for bending wire, holding small objects, etc. (often used with pair of).
[1560–70; ply to bend]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pliers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jawspliers - 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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Translations
زَرْدِيَّةزَرَدِيَّه
kleště
tangknibtang
pihdit
kliješta
laposfogó
töng
プライヤー
펜치
plokščiareplėsplokščiosios replės
knaibles
klešče
tång
คีม
kìm

pliers

[ˈplaɪəz] NPLalicates mpl
a pair of pliersunos alicates
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pliers

[ˈplaɪərz] nplpinces fpl
a pair of pliers → une pince
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pliers

pl (also pair of pliers)(Kombi)zange f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pliers

[ˈplaɪəz] npl (also pair of pliers) → pinze fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pliers

(ˈplaiəz) noun plural
a kind of tool used for gripping, bending or cutting wire etc. He used a pair of pliers to pull the nail out; Where are my pliers?
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

pliers

زَرْدِيَّة kleště tang Zange πένσα alicates pihdit tenaille kliješta pinze プライヤー 펜치 buigtang tang szczypce alicate плоскогубцы tång คีม pense kìm 老虎钳
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
He said "finally" McLaren told him to stand up and go into the living room, where there was a black toolbox with a pair of pliers and a hammer out.
"He had a pair of pliers as well so I don't know what he was doing.
The judge, Recorder Kate Cornell, said that, during the incident, Rigg gave his companion a pair of pliers and said: "Take his teeth out".
More often than not, the thing I forget when I wade away from the boat or kayak is grabbing a pair of pliers or even a line cutter.
Embleton said he would inject his friend with the pen but then cut his ear with a pair of pliers and threatened to chop off his penis instead, prosecutors said.
Milk bottles are probably the worst thing that we have trouble with as we can rarely get the tops off them unless we use a 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 WEDDING singer broke a tooth moments before performing - so the band's drummer pulled it out with a pair of pliers.
Marsden was caught with the PS150 glasses and a pair of pliers in his bag.
corpse with a pair of pliers, drop him in the toilet flush.
McCard, 30, is also charged with going equipped to steal on two occasions - once with a crowbar and on another occasion with a screwdriver, a pair of pliers and two torches.
Newcastle Magistrates' Court heard that when stopped by staff and searched the 25-year-old pulled a Newcastle United shirt from his trousers and a pair of pliers which he denied using to remove the shirt's tag.