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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
References in classic literature ?
"The jeweller took the ring, and drawing from his pocket a pair of steel pliers and a small set of copper scales, he took the stone out of its setting, and weighed it carefully.
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[ClickPress, Mon Mar 18 2019] Tool Wire Cutters Market: Usage for DIY (Do-it-yourself) Activities To Command Significant Traction Tool Wire Cutters Market: Introduction Tool wire cutters also known as pliers, are small hand held device used to cut worn-out cables or open end wires as well as fix bolts and screws.
A MAN pulled out his tooth with pliers after waiting more than 18 months to find an NHS dentist.
A VIOLENT thug has been locked up after he held an insulin pen to his pal's neck, cut his ear with pliers and threatened to chop off his penis.
A violent thug has been locked-up after he held an insulin pen to his pal's neck, cut his ear with pliers and threatened to chop off his penis.
The new Crimpfox DUO 10 crimping pliers from Phoenix Contact are perfect when flexibility is needed, since the rotating die permits frontal or lateral insertion of ferrules.
MP Riskeldi Mombekov (SDPK) at today's plenary session of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan has asked to show pliers for $600.
The captain of the first boat I ever mated on made me a leather sheath for my pliers on my 16th birthday.
PLIERS belonging to an Army sergeant accused of attempting to murder his wife were used to create a gas leak at his home, a court heard yesterday.
TOOLS, a leading hand tool brand, reports it has launched an enhanced range of one of its most popular products, the C.K Waterpump Pliers. The company says already regarded by tradesmen as one of the most durable plier options on the market, the improved range consists of three sizes: 175mm, 250mm and 300mm and with each size offering extra wide jaw capacities of 38mm, 57mm and 58mm, the new C.K Water Pump Pliers are up to 80% greater than DIN standard to assure the highest quality and durability for electricians.