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tweezers
left: cross-locking jeweler's tweezers
right: slanted-tip eyebrow tweezers

tweez·ers

 (twē′zərz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Small pincers, usually of metal, used for plucking or handling small objects.

[From obsolete tweezes, pl. of tweeze, a case for tweezers or other small instruments, alteration of etweese, from French étuis, pl. of étui; see étui.]

tweezers

(ˈtwiːzəz)
pl n
(Tools) a small pincer-like instrument for handling small objects, plucking out hairs, etc. Also called: pair of tweezers or tweezer (esp US)
[C17: plural of tweezer (on the model of scissors, etc), from tweeze case of instruments, from French étuis cases (of instruments), from Old French estuier to preserve, from Vulgar Latin studiāre (unattested) to keep, from Latin studēre to care about]

tweez•ers

(ˈtwi zərz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
small pincers or nippers for plucking out hairs, extracting splinters, picking up small objects, etc.
[1645–55; pl. of tweezer= obsolete tweeze case of surgical instruments (aph. form of earlier etweese < French étuis, pl. of étui, n. derivative of étuier to keep < Latin stūdiāre to care for) + -er1]
Translations
مَلَاقِطمِلْقاط صَغير للشَّعْر
pinzeta
pincet
pinsetit
pinceta
töng, augnabrúnaplokkari
ピンセット
족집게
žnybtuvai
pincete
pinceta
pincett
แหนบ
nhíp

tweezers

[ˈtwiːzəz] NPLpinzas fpl
a pair of tweezersunas pinzas

tweezers

[ˈtwiːzərz] nplpince f à épiler
a pair of tweezers → une pince à épiler

tweezers

pl (also pair of tweezers)Pinzette f

tweezers

[ˈtwiːzəz] nplpinzette fpl

tweezers

(ˈtwiːzəz) noun plural
a tool for gripping or pulling hairs, small objects etc. She used a pair of tweezers to pluck her eyebrows.

tweezers

مَلَاقِط pinzeta pincet Pinzette τσιμπιδάκι pinzas pinsetit pince à épiler pinceta pinzette ピンセット 족집게 pincet pinsett pinceta pinça пинцет pincett แหนบ cımbız nhíp 镊子

tweez·ers

n., pl. pinzas, tenacillas.

tweezers

npl pinzas, tenaza(s)
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