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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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

tweezers

[ˈtwiːzərz] nplpince f à épiler
a pair of tweezers → une pince à épiler
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tweezers

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

tweezers

[ˈtwiːzəz] nplpinzette fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tweezers

(ˈtwiːzəz) noun plural
a tool for gripping or pulling hairs, small objects etc. She used a pair of tweezers to pluck her eyebrows.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

tweez·ers

n., pl. pinzas, tenacillas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tweezers

npl pinzas, tenaza(s)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He was like one of those unreasoning but still highly useful, multum in parvo, Sheffield contrivances, assuming the exterior -- though a little swelled --of a common pocket knife; but containing, not only blades of various sizes, but also screw-drivers, cork-screws, tweezers, awls, pens, rulers, nail-filers, counter-sinkers.
Beneath its shade there sat a stout and elderly lady in a pink cote-hardie, leaning back among a pile of cushions, and plucking out her eyebrows with a small pair of silver tweezers. None could seem more safe and secure and at her ease than this lady, yet here also was a symbol of human life, for in an instant, even as Alleyne reined aside to let the carriage pass, a wheel flew out from among its fellows, and over it all toppled--carving, tapestry and gilt--in one wild heap, with the horses plunging, the postilion shouting, and the lady screaming from within.
"Nay, I have had no scath, though I have lost my silver tweezers. Now, lack-a-day!
Once I beheld him perched eighty feet from the ground, in the tuft of a cocoanut tree, smoking; and often I saw him standing up to the waist in water, engaged in plucking out the stray hairs of his beard, using a piece of muscle-shell for tweezers.
Then Philip took up the scalpel and the tweezers and began working while the other looked on.
'Isn't it?' Mr Merdle acquiesced; 'but I want one; and I know you have got several little wedding keepsakes about, with scissors and tweezers and such things in them.
The evening patrol hurried out of the police-station with important coughings and reiterated orders; and a live charcoal ball in the cup of a wayside carter's hookah glowed red while Kim's eye mechanically watched the last flicker of the sun on the brass tweezers.
They had been playing at stuffing each other's ears with pieces of newspaper while Miss Jones provided Minora with noble thoughts for her work, and had to be tortured afterward with tweezers. I said nothing to Minora, but kept her with us till dinner-time, and this morning we went for a long sleigh-drive.
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The development of novel synthetic methodologies to construct molecular clips and tweezers capable of forming supramolecular assembles with fullerenes is reviewed.
I use a small pair of tweezers to pull bones out of the flesh.