pliers

(redirected from Vise grip)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
click for a larger image
pliers
top: needle-nose
bottom: slip-joint

pli·er

also ply·er  (plī′ər)
n.
1. One who plies a trade.
2. pliers A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

pliers

(ˈplaɪəz)
pl n
(Tools) a gripping tool consisting of two hinged arms with usually serrated jaws that close on the workpiece
[C16: from ply1]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

pli•ers

(ˈplaɪ ərz)

n.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) small pincers with long jaws, for bending wire, holding small objects, etc. (often used with pair of).
[1560–70; ply to bend]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pliers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jawspliers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
compound lever - a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
locking pliers - pliers that can be locked in place
needlenose pliers - small pliers with long thin jaws for fine work
pump-type pliers - a type of pliers
rib joint pliers - a type of pliers
slip-joint pliers - pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
زَرْدِيَّةزَرَدِيَّه
kleště
tangknibtang
pihdit
kliješta
laposfogó
töng
プライヤー
펜치
plokščiareplėsplokščiosios replės
knaibles
klešče
tång
คีม
kìm

pliers

[ˈplaɪəz] NPLalicates mpl
a pair of pliersunos alicates
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pliers

[ˈplaɪərz] nplpinces fpl
a pair of pliers → une pince
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pliers

pl (also pair of pliers)(Kombi)zange f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pliers

[ˈplaɪəz] npl (also pair of pliers) → pinze fpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pliers

(ˈplaiəz) noun plural
a kind of tool used for gripping, bending or cutting wire etc. He used a pair of pliers to pull the nail out; Where are my pliers?
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

pliers

زَرْدِيَّة kleště tang Zange πένσα alicates pihdit tenaille kliješta pinze プライヤー 펜치 buigtang tang szczypce alicate плоскогубцы tång คีม pense kìm 老虎钳
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
Effort became the Bulldogs' calling card after they put the Red Warriors in a vise grip.
Trump has America, and indeed the world, in a vise grip. We want to ignore the absurdity of his every utterance, but to do so is on some level a civic and moral abdication.
Known for his signature two-handed chokeslam called Khali Bomb and a two-handed clawhold called Vise Grip, the man with 63 inches chest and 25 inches arm, will attend the competition finals at Al Nasr Leisureland on January 30 before embarking on a Dubai sightseeing trip.
At a pro-Qaddafi rally in Harlem organized by Farrakhan, he happily shared the stage with second-string anti-Semites like New Black Panther Party Chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz ("Who is it that has our entertainers and our athletes in a vise grip? The Jews!").
When I was first injured in October, I held onto my Olympic Dream with a vise grip. "I can make this work.
They had to start a program to train employees to use such basic tools as channel locks, screwdrivers, and vise grip pliers," Ratzenberger said.
The cutter assembly often slips from the vise grip, propelling Airmen toward the cutter.
If using tooling where the designer is grabbing it with a vise grip or similar, and starting to twist on it, damage can certainly be done.