Definition of Tweezers

1. n. pl. Small pinchers used to pluck out hairs, and for other purposes.



Definition of Tweezers

1. Noun. Small pincers, usually made of metal, used for handling small objects, or for plucking. ¹

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Definition of Tweezers

1. tweezer [n] - See also: tweezer

Medical Definition of Tweezers

1. An instrument with pincers that are squeezed together to grasp or extract fine structures. Origin: A.S. Twisel, fork (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Tweezers

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1. Insect Transformations.. by James Rennie (1830)
"This consists of an extensile instrument, situated in the tail, not unlike the points of a pair of sugar-tongs, and intended to perform the part of tweezers ..."

2. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1855)
"tweezers, from Kingston Down. among other articles, small tweezers, intended for the ... The tweezers so closely resemble those found on Roman sites, ..."

3. Printing: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Typography as Applied More by Charles Thomas Jacobi (1908)
"tweezers. FIG. 63. SHEARS. A few other implements complete for the present the ... 61, and tweezers, fig. 62; the former for correcting ordinary matter, ..."

4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"Also Dan. tysse, to Tusk. (E.) South E. tush (as in Shak.). AS tuse, usually spelt tux ; prob, originally *tusc. Cf. О. Fries, tusch, tusk ; E. tweezers ..."

5. The Land of the Muskeg by Henry Somers Somerset (1895)
"Metal-working was almost unknown to them, but they procured copper from the Coast Indians, with which they made ornaments and the small tweezers that the ..."

6. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1855)
"The tweezers so closely resemble those found on Roman sites, that we can hardly doubt that it was from the Romans the Anglo-Saxons originally derived them. ..."

7. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish by Royal Irish Academy Museum, William Robert Wilde (1863)
"In the former we find a large assemblage of tweezers, some of them ... 104, in Rail-case P, represents a tweezers, 3 inches long, and decorated all over the ..."

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