Meaning of PLIERS in English


pli ‧ ers /ˈplaɪəz $ -ərz/ BrE AmE noun [plural]

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Origin: ply 'to twist together' (14-21 centuries) , from Old French plier , from Latin plicare ]

a small tool made of two crossed pieces of metal, used to hold small things or to bend and cut wire:

a pair of pliers

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.