plier definition

  • noun:
    • one that plies a trade.
    • A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, employed for keeping, bending, or cutting.
    • Agent noun of ply; a person who plies.
    • a person who or whatever plies.
    • plural In fortification, a kind of balance found in raising and permitting down a drawbridge, comprising timbers accompanied by means of a St. Andrew's mix.
    • plural Little pincers with long jaws, adapted for dealing with tiny articles, as well as for bending and shaping wire. See cut under nipper
    • somebody who plies a trade

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