Definition of Pair of pliers
1. Noun. A gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws.
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
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 ..."