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- n. A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand
- n. Plural form of plier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
Then I had to wait while in extreme pain in the ER for two hours before they got to me (gave me a cup of ice while I was waiting which hurt even worse) whereupon the doc grabbed some pliers from the closet, clipped the hook and pushed it through the thumb and out the other side after giving me a shot in the thumb.
( "Here, he who has a piece of wire and a pair of pliers is a mechanic!").
Tired: Accessing anything but the pliers is a serious manicure hazard.
KING: But he also said it doesn't mean, even if it's her hair on the pliers, that it doesn't mean the pliers was the weapon or her hair was involved in the murder, right?
Clutched in the mouth of the pliers was a bloody tooth.
Redford indicated 'pliers' and its ideograph with his fingertip.
Being sure that the weaver is damp and pliable, with fingers, or "pliers," bend up the stakes close to the weaving, at right angles with the base, and continue weaving until the basket is four inches deep.
Other items needed, such as pliers, electric tape, a PICAXE micro controller and a soldering iron can be found at any hardware store.
I also got jewelry-making tools, such as pliers for jump rings, and a jump ring maker.
Few simple tools such as pliers, screwdriver, hand-drill machine, a soldering iron (with solder, flux, etc) will suffice.