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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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He produced a pair of pliers there and then and took off the rest of it.
SHAKESPEARE book thief Raymond Scott told how he carried out his remarkable heist with a hacksaw and a pair of pliers.
Milan Punak, 21, of Cosmeston Street, Cardiff, admitted carrying a pair of pliers in connection with a theft.
McCard, 30, is also charged with going equipped to steal on two occasions - once with a crowbar and on another occasion with a screwdriver, a pair of pliers and two torches.
The heroic homeowner was stabbed in the head with a pair of pliers after wrestling with the culprit but only suffered minor injuries and managed to restrain him until police arrived.
Airman Gardner discovered three uncovered manholes located between both runways, a pair of pliers located on Taxiway Delta Center, and over 15 lbs of FOD including tire shreds, rocks and several screws.
And as well as eating bratwurst and drinking gluhwein, that means shopping - present shopping, which for some is about as pleasant as having a pedicure with a blunt pair of pliers.
I'm sure that with a bit of Polyfilla, he could have furnished me with an implant that would have done the job perfectly well, though I am not so sure I would have trusted him to do the earlier extraction with a pair of pliers.
The thieves left quite a bit of metal behind and we also found a pair of pliers and a hacksaw on the ground, so they may well have been disturbed and got away in a hurry," added Mr Probert.
While a welder should always wear heavy-duty gloves, metal should be picked up with a pair of pliers, not directly with the hands.
Anyone with a pair of pliers can cut it open again.
Pliers - A good pair of pliers is one of your most versatile tools, handy for gripping, holding, twisting, and manipulating lots of things.