locking pliers

A type of pliers with locking jaws that can be used as pliers, wrench, clamp, or small vice. Closing the handles locks the jaws into position. The jaws are released by pulling a special release lever. Locking pliers with specially shaped jaws for vice work and intricate clamping jobs are called "locking clamps"
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Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Locking pliers — Small locking pliers holding a pencil Locking plie …   Wikipedia

  • locking pliers — pliers whose jaws are connected at a sliding pivot, permitting them to be temporarily locked in a fixed position for ease in grasping and turning nuts. See illus. under plier. * * * …   Universalium

  • locking pliers — noun pliers that can be locked in place • Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form • Hypernyms: ↑pliers, ↑pair of pliers, ↑plyers * * * pliers whose jaws are connected at a sliding pivot, permitting them to be temporarily locked in a fixed position… …   Useful english dictionary

  • locking pliers — lock′ing pli ers n. bui (used with a sing. or pl. v.) pliers whose jaws are connected at a sliding pivot, permitting them to be temporarily locked in a fixed position …   From formal English to slang

  • action locking pliers — See parallel action locking pliers …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • parallel action locking pliers — A locking pliers with parallel action jaws, e.g., for pinching off hoses when servicing cooling systems …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • locking clamp — Locking pliers with specially shaped jaws for vice work and intricate clamping jobs. Locking clamps include, for example, vice grip C clamps, vice grip pipe clamps, locking bar clamps, welding clamps, and sheet metal clamps …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 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 — 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

  • locking — also See action locking central locking parallel action locking pliers remote control locking …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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