Definition of Pliers

1. Noun. A gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws.

Exact synonyms: Pair Of Pliers, Plyers
Generic synonyms: Compound Lever, Hand Tool
Terms within: Jaw
Specialized synonyms: Locking Pliers, Needlenose Pliers, Pump-type Pliers, Rib Joint Pliers, Slip-joint Pliers
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Pliers

1. n. pl. A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.

Definition of Pliers

1. Noun. A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand ¹

2. Noun. (plural of plier) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pliers

1. plier [n] - See also: plier

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pliers

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plicature
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plicidentine
plicidentines
plicotomy
plie
plied
plier
pliers (current term)
plies
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plieth
plight
plighted
plighter
plighters
plightful
plighting
plightly
plights
plim
plimed
pliming

Literary usage of Pliers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
""Figure 1 represents, in side elevation, a pair of cutting-pliers containing my ... "The body of the pliers is composed of two side plates, a b. ..."

2. The Sampling and Assay of the Precious Metals: Comprising Gold, Silver by Ernest Alfred Smith (1913)
"pliers.—Several forms are used for removing gold and silver buttons from ... The nose of these pliers may be conveniently filed to the curvature of the ..."

3. Practical orthodontia by Martin Dewey (1919)
""We have already mentioned the styles of wire-stretching pliers but there is a mechanical principle in the construction and use of these pliers that must be ..."

4. The Second Power Kink Book: A Collection of Short Articles from Power in (1918)
"pliers with a screwdriver forged FIQ. FIGS. 1 AND 2. SCREWDRIVER ATTACHMENT FOR pliers at the end of one of the handles are common, but the screwdriver is ..."

5. Gasolene Engines; Their Operation, Use and Care: A Comprehensive, Simple and by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1912)
"Spreading Rings with pliers Fig. 149.—Shims for Removing Rings regular order ... Special pliers should be used for spreading the rings, as they must work in ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on Artificial Crown-, Bridge-, and Porcelain-work by George Evans (1920)
"Use of Contouring pliers.—Contouring pliers are used to give form to a seamless crown sufficient to knuckle it against the adjoining teeth, but the bulge ..."

7. A French-English Military Technical Dictionary by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1899)
"impi'iming pliers pliers (for Bickford and either fuses); (I double cran, ... cartridge-head extractor à sertir, crimping pliers; or pinchers (canon à ..."

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