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A pair of jewellers pliers

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈplaɪ.ə(ɹ)z/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)z

Etymology 1Edit

From ply (to bend) +‎ -er +‎ -s

NounEdit

pliers pl (plural only)

  1. A pincer-like gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand, often used for bending things.
    I need a pair of pliers to get a good grip on that broken screw.
Usage notesEdit
  • To make clear the quantity under discussion, the expressions "a pair of pliers" or "(however many) pairs of pliers" can be used.
  • "A pliers" is somewhat awkward, though accepted in American English.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

pliers

  1. plural of plier

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