Meaning of PLIERS in English


/ ˈplaɪəz; NAmE -ərz/ noun

[ pl. ] a metal tool with handles, used for holding things firmly and twisting and cutting wire :

a pair of pliers

—picture at scissors



mid 16th cent.: from dialect ply bend , from French plier to bend, from Latin plicare to fold.

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