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pliers

[′plī·ərz]
(design engineering)
A small instrument with two handles and two grasping jaws, usually long and roughened, working on a pivot; used for holding small objects and cutting, bending, and shaping wire.

pliers

A hand tool, pincer-like, with scissors action, usually with serrated jaws; used for gripping, holding, bending, and cutting.
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These ships use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by remote control.
In 2013, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the gang of five Pakistani defendants, aged between 29 and 36, of arming themselves with cable cutters, storming into the company, beating and tying up two guards, threatening to kill them and stealing the cables in January 2013.
Indeed, the so-called cable cutters and cable nevers do not worry either the MSOs or cable TV networks, since these are limited to video subscribers who are then compensated by the growth of cable broadband subscribers who, in turn (as indicated in a separate article on page 22) need the service in order to connect to the plethora of new digital offerings developed by the same cable TV networks.
"The burglars prised open the gates at my house, avoided the CCTV and used cable cutters to get to the bike.
This arrangement still has some upsides for Comcast subscribers - as Variety notes, Instant TV subscribers won't need to rent additional hardware from Comcast - but it likely limits the service's viability as a standalone streaming option for general cable cutters.
"I had to snip the wire with cable cutters. She really was half-strangled and struggling to swallow.
Ideal Industries debuted the newest member of its PowerBlade line of professional-grade cable cutters - the Big Kahuna Power Blade.
They made a brief stop at Liverpool John Moores University's (LJMU) John Lennon Art & Design Building, where business secretary Vince Cable was due to give a speech on manufacturing - chanting "Cable cutters out".
The complete line of GMP's 1,100+ products also includes cable reels and aerial blocks, cable cutters, RJ plug pressing tools, fiber optic cable blowing equipment, and other specially-designed tools for the data, telecommunications and power utility markets.
While the number of cable cutters is relatively small compared with the approximately 100 million who pay for television through cable, satellite or services such as AT&T's U-verse, pay TV providers have been offering a variety of services to keep their customers while allowing them to watch their programs over the Internet.