pliers, (sometimes used with a singular verb) small pincers with long jaws, for bending wire, holding small objects, etc. (usually used with pair of).
a person or thing that plies.
- Also especially British, ply·er .
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How to use plier in a sentence
The socket set alone is worth the price, but you also get the pliers, screw drivers, wrenches, and clamps everyone needs.Best tool combo kits: Take on any project with these power tool sets | Florie Korani | August 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
In 1975, a young engineer named Tim Leatherman came up with an idea for a pair of pliers that would fit in your pocket.
Containing all its tools inside the handle—unlike more modern Leathermans, you have to open the pliers to access them—the Bond doesn’t snag on pockets.
Many bends can be straightened with hefty pliers, and you can grind down jagged burrs with a metal file.
Spare links cost $5 to $15 each, snap-link pliers are $16, and these reusable links from Wipperman cost between $10 and $23.
A meeting of the plier manufacturers of the country was called and the question was put before them.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
Some French writer says, "Qu'il faut plier les grandes ailes de l'loquence pour entrer dans un salon."Tales And Novels, Volume 7 (of 10) | Maria Edgeworth
Another use of this plier, also indicated, is to bend over the ends of the split pin in order to prevent it from falling out.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
Wet the spokes well and with a plier press them hard and turn them up.Practical Basketry | Anna A. Gill
Wet the spokes again and with the plier press the spokes well and bend them outward for a slight flare.Practical Basketry | Anna A. Gill
British Dictionary definitions for plier
a person who plies a trade
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