Definition of pliers noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pliers

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈplaɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplaɪərz//
 
[plural]
 
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a metal tool with handles, used for holding things firmly and twisting and cutting wire a pair of pliers Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from dialect ply ‘bend’, from French plier ‘to bend’, from Latin plicare ‘to fold’.
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