bending pliers

Pliers with flat, smooth jaws used to hold sheet metal in place

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • pliers — A gripping tool with two hinged arms and serrated jaws. See action locking pliers angle nose pliers bending pliers circlip pliers clamp pliers clip pliers combination pliers crimping pliers end cutting pliers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pliers — [plī′ərz] pl.n. 〚/span> PLY1〛 small pincers in any of various forms, often with serrated jaws, for gripping small objects, bending wire, etc.: often pair of pliers * * * ▪ tool       hand operated tool for holding and gripping small articles or… …   Universalium

  • pliers — [plī′ərz] pl.n. [< PLY1] small pincers in any of various forms, often with serrated jaws, for gripping small objects, bending wire, etc.: often pair of pliers …   English World dictionary

  • Pliers — Pli ers, n. pl. [From {Ply} to bend, fold.] A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pliers — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ pincers with parallel flat jaws, used for gripping small objects or bending wire. ORIGIN from French plier to bend …   English terms dictionary

  • Pliers — For the Jamaican singer, see Pliers (singer). Flat nose pliers Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, for bending, or physical compression. Generally, pliers consist of a pair of metal first class levers joined at a fulcrum pos …   Wikipedia

  • pliers — [[t]pla͟ɪ͟ə(r)z[/t]] N PLURAL: also a pair of N Pliers are a tool with two handles at one end and two hard, flat, metal parts at the other. Pliers are used for holding or pulling out things such as nails, or for bending or cutting wire …   English dictionary

  • pliers — pli|ers [ plaıərz ] noun plural a metal too that looks like a strong pair of scissors, used for holding small objects or for bending or cutting wire: a pair of pliers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pliers — UK [ˈplaɪə(r)z] / US [ˈplaɪərz] noun [plural] a metal tool that looks like a strong pair of scissors, used for holding small objects or for bending or cutting wire a pair of pliers …   English dictionary

  • pliers — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: 2ply Date: circa 1569 a small pincers for holding small objects or for bending and cutting wire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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