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Noun plier has 1 sense
  1. plier, plyer - someone who plies a trade
    --1 is a kind of worker
    Derived forms: verb ply2, verb ply3

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Definition: Pliers are a type of hand tool used to grip, bend, or cut objects. They typically consist of two handles connected at a pivot point, with jaws at the end that can be adjusted to different widths and shapes.


  1. Noun: A tool used for gripping or bending objects, typically made of metal.
  2. Verb: To use pliers to grip, bend, or cut something.


  • He used a pair of pliers to tighten the screws.
  • I need a small plier to fix this jewelry.
  • As an electrician, he often refers to his pliers to perform his work.
  • She expertly plied the wires together using the pliers.
  • The mechanic pliers the metal sheet to the desired shape.

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