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plier

[ plahy-er ]
/ ˈplaɪ ər /
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noun
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.
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Also especially British, ply·er .

Origin of plier

First recorded in 1560–70; ply2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for plier

plier
/ (ˈplaɪə) /

noun
a person who plies a trade
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