from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand
  • n. Plural form of plier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws


From ply (“to bend”) +‎ -ers, plural of -er. (Wiktionary)



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