slip-joint pliers

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slip′-joint` pli`ers

(used with a sing. or pl. v.)
pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted.
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Noun1.slip-joint pliers - pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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