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Definition of forceps noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

forceps

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfɔrsɛps//
 
, NAmE//ˈfɔrsəps//
 
[plural]
 
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an instrument used by doctors, with two long thin parts for picking up and holding things a pair of forceps a forceps delivery (= a birth in which the baby is delivered with the help of forceps )
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