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ˈtwi zərztweez·ers

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  1. tweezersnoun

    Small pincers, usually made of metal, used for handling small objects, or for plucking.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tweezersnoun

    Nippers, or small pincers, to pluck off hairs.

    Etymology: etuy, French.

    There hero’s wits are kept in pond’rous vases,
    And beaus in snuff-boxes and tweezer cases. Alexander Pope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tweezers

    small pinchers used to pluck out hairs, and for other purposes


  1. Tweezers

    Tweezers are tools used for picking up objects too small to be easily handled with the human hands. They are probably derived from tongs, pincers, or scissors-like pliers used to grab or hold hot objects since the dawn of recorded history. In a scientific or medical context they are normally referred to as forceps. Tweezers make use of two third-class levers connected at one fixed end, with the pincers at the others. Tweezers can be used for tasks such as plucking hair from the face or eyebrows, and whenever small objects have to be manipulated, including for example small, particularly surface-mount, electronic parts, and small mechanical parts for models and precision mechanisms. Stamp collectors use tweezers to handle postage stamps which, while large enough to pick up by hand, could be damaged by handling; the jaws of stamp tongs are smooth. One example of a specialised use is picking out flakes of gold in gold panning. It also used in kitchens to remove bones from fillets of fish in a process known as pin boning.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tweezers

    twēz′ėrz, n.sing. nippers: small pincers for pulling out hairs, &c.—n. Tweez′er-case, a case for carrying tweezers. [Perh. traceable to A.S. twisel, a fork; some confusion is possible with obs. tweeze, a surgeon's case of instruments.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tweezers in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tweezers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tweezers in a Sentence

  1. Shannon Howard:

    Vinegar is your best bet if you do get stung, most people don’t have vinegar so you want to get the tentacles off of your skin so you can rinse the tentacles off if you can, you can try to use tweezers to get the tentacles off. For the pain and swelling, heat is what you need.

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