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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]
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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
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