Crossword clues for pliers
- Needlenose tool
- Toolbox gripping tool
- Small tool
- Aid in getting a grip
- Word after locking or needle-nose
- Wire-twisting tool
- Wire-bending hand tool
- Tooth-extraction tool
- Tooth extraction tool
- Toolkit item
- Toolbox essential
- Tool-kit item
- Tool used in jewelry making
- Tool that can be used to bend wire
- Tool kit tool
- Small pincers with long jaws
- Perils (anag)
- Pair with a lot of pull?
- Nut grippers
- Needlenose implement
- Needle-nose tool
- Nail extractor
- Horseshoe handlers
- Hand tool used for gripping
- Gripping things
- Forceps kin
- Electrician's need
- They help you get a grip
- Things to come to grips with?
- Electrician's tool
- A gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
- Pair used for bending wire
- Gripping tools
- Toolbox item
- Anagram of lisper
- Gripping tool with two serrated jaws
- Gripping hand tool
- Morgan, when entertaining live, is a tool
- Wire benders
- What help one get a grip resolving perils
- Supports holding large implement
- Stud could come out with these stories about royal? Prince goes first
- Carpenter's tool
- Grasping tool
- Holding tool
- Tool box item
- Workshop grippers
- Wire-bending tool
- Toolbox staple
- Pair in a toolbox
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"pincers," 1560s, plural agent noun from ply (n.). French cognate plieur meant "folder."
n. 1 A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand 2 (plural of plier English)Category:English plurals
Pliers are a hand tool used to hold objects firmly, possibly developed from tongs used to handle hot metal in Bronze Age Europe. They are also useful for bending and compressing a wide range of materials. Generally, pliers consist of a pair of metal first-class levers joined at a fulcrum positioned closer to one end of the levers, creating short jaws on one side of the fulcrum, and longer handles on the other side. This arrangement creates a mechanical advantage, allowing the force of the hand's grip to be amplified and focused on an object with precision. The jaws can also be used to manipulate objects too small or unwieldy to be manipulated with the fingers.
Pincers are a similar tool with a different type of head used for cutting and pulling, rather than squeezing. Tools designed for safely handling hot objects are usually called tongs. Special tools for making crimp connections in electrical and electronic applications are often called "crimping pliers"; each type of connection uses its own dedicated tool.
There are many kinds of pliers made for various general and specific purposes.
Pliers (born Everton Bonner on 4 April 1963, Kingston, Jamaica), is a Jamaican Reggae singer best known for his collaborations with deejay Chaka Demus under the name Chaka Demus & Pliers. He is one of the Bonner brothers all of whom are reggae artists, including, Richie Spice and Spanner Banner.
Pliers started his career performing under the name 'Blues Melody', acquiring his more famous moniker due to an apparent similarity to fellow singer Pinchers.
He had a number of early hits, working for producers such as Coxone Dodd and Winston Riley, but never achieved huge success as a solo artist, in contrast to the immense success of his partnership with Chaka Demus.
His solo song "Bam Bam" was featured on the fictional radio station K-Jah West in the soundtrack to the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Usage examples of "pliers".
His tools were neatly lined up: a pair of needle-nose pliers, two ice picks, a knife, a ruler, a container of glycerin, and loops of cane held together with clothespins.
He took a hammer in his right hand, a Stillson wrench, heavy pliers and a cold chisel in his left.
Use the jaws of the pliers to press parallel wires in the twist together, and to tighten the twist.
Using the pliers of the Leatherman, I eventually pulled the heads off the three rounds and poured the dark grain propellant onto the under.
I stayed on my knees and retrieved the two flash cards from my jeans, and with the pliers part of my Leatherman I cracked and bent them into unusable shapes.
I leaned out, squeezing hard with the mbber soles of my feet, got the pliers part of the Leatherman over the line, and snipped.
The archwizard screamed, but a thumb and finger like pliers snagged her tongue, pierced it, yanked.
His voice darkening, the false notes fading quickly, Hawkes continued, adding, "No tugging on his nails with pliers, no inserting thin glass tubes into his urethra and then bombarding him with sexual images until he goes erect and castrates himself.
But if this turns out to be anything but copasetic I’ll peel your skin off with pliers.
But the word of Mr Costello was an unwelcome language for him for he nauseated the wretch that seemed to him a cropeared creature of a misshapen gibbosity, born out of wedlock and thrust like a crookback toothed and feet first into the world, which the dint of the surgeon's pliers in his skull lent indeed a colour to, so as to put him in thought of that missing link of creation's chain desiderated by the late ingenious Mr Darwin.