from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who plies a trade.
- n. A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting.
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- n. Agent noun of ply; one who plies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which plies.
- n. plural In fortification, a kind of balance used in raising and letting down a drawbridge, consisting of timbers joined in the form of a St. Andrew's cross.
- n. plural Small pincers with long jaws, adapted for handling small articles, and also for bending and shaping wire. See cut under nipper
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- n. someone who plies a trade
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LEE: Found in the plier, of course, that's of some significance, but you cannot say the plier is the murder weapon.
There are some that are strap wrenches, some that look like big socket wrenches, and some are a specialty plier type.
But my tool set for working on the car is a 384 piece box set and not a bag of multi-tools where parts of the screw driver are missing, the plier turns into a sloppy wire-cutter and what not!
To get the needle nose plier and rip that wire right out of her mouth.
Take a plier and bend the tip of the rod to straighten it.
I haf ben pondering 4 menny daze upon deh name uv ur Tywonese soup plier, Mr He si? si?
A little more plier work for details and maybe a touch of razor blade for more definition and we were good to go.
She says one officer used a plier to take off one of the piercings, yes.
Ace Clipper 702: Ace describes this as the stapling plier that all others are modeled after.
And I think it was a couple of missions ago, they used a plier to pull out a piece of foam.