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ˈplaɪ ərzpli·ers

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pliers, pair of pliers, plyersnoun

    a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws


  1. pliersnoun

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

    I need a pair of pliers to get a good grip on that broken screw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pliers

    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

    Etymology: [From Ply to bend, fold.]


  1. Pliers

    Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, possibly developed from tongs used to handle hot metal in Bronze Age Europe they are also useful for bending and compressing a wide range of materials. Generally, pliers consist of a pair of metal first-class levers joined at a fulcrum positioned closer to one end of the levers, creating short jaws on one side of the fulcrum, and longer handles on the other side. This arrangement creates a mechanical advantage, allowing the force of the hand's grip to be amplified and focused on an object with precision. The jaws can also be used to manipulate objects too small or unwieldy to be manipulated with the fingers. There are many kinds of pliers made for various general and specific purposes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pliers

    plī′ėrz, n.pl. small pincers for bending.

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Anagrams for pliers »

  1. Persil

  2. lisper, Lisper

  3. pilers

  4. perils

  5. Perlis

  6. priles

  7. Lisper

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pliers in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pliers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    my kink is tiny penises being pulled off of full grown men with pliers

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    the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit
    • A. canopy
    • B. helm
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