Definition of Pair of pliers

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

Exact synonyms: 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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pair Of Pliers

pair bond
pair creation
pair formation
pair of pants
pair of pincers
pair of pliers (current term)
pair of scissors
pair of specs
pair of spectacles
pair of stairs
pair of tongs
pair of tweezers
pair of underwear
pair of virginals
pair off
pair production
pair programming
pair rule gene
pair up

Literary usage of Pair of pliers

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

1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"Having become solid, each button is removed from ite cupel by a pair of pliers, and any dirt remaining on its under-surface is to be removed by squeezing ..."

2. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1921)
"An implement of the class described, comprising a pair of pliers having opposed beaks, one of which is bent laterally to form a claw. 3. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The specification, 'drawings, and claim of the patent are as follows: "One of the objects of my invention is to construct a stiff pair of pliers, or pliers ..."

4. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"... giving to it the required turn with a pair of pliers, and then hardening the point again by reheating it and plunging it into cold water or tallow. 183. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The nail is pointed by the action of a pair of pliers with V-shaped cutting edges and the head is formed up by the action of ..."

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