noun, plural for·ceps, for·ci·pes [fawr-suh-peez]. /ˈfɔr səˌpiz/.
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Origin of forceps
OTHER WORDS FROM forcepsfor·ceps·like, adjectivefor·cip·i·al [fawr-sip-ee-uhl], /fɔrˈsɪp i əl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for forceps
For forceps Orme had a pair of bullet molds, and these he cleansed as best he could by dipping them into the hot water.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
If they can be seen they should be removed with the forceps designed for that purpose.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
The dissecting knife, the forceps, and the microscope can render us no aid here.
The obstetric forceps were for so long a time kept secret that they were of small benefit at first to the obstetric art.An Epitome of the History of Medicine|Roswell Park
Valentine, with a hitch of his eyebrows and shoulders, drops the forceps with a clink into the glass of hot water.You Never Can Tell|George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for forceps
noun plural -ceps or -cipes (-sɪˌpiːz)
- a surgical instrument in the form of a pair of pincers, used esp in the delivery of babies
- (as modifier)a forceps baby