hand-piece


noun

Australian and NZ hand-held, power-operated shears used by a shearerSee also comb (def. 3)

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
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Example sentences from the Web for hand-piece

  • Attach air hose to connection marked "Air" on cover and to the handle connection on hand-piece.

  • Loop the bowstring round the hand-piece and you'll get more friction with less work.

    IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
  • Attach fluid hose to connection marked "Fluid" on tank and to the front connection near air nozzle on hand-piece.