Etymology
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pliers (n.)

"small pincers with long jaws adapted for holding small articles," 1560s, plural agent noun from ply (v.2). French cognate plieur meant "folder."

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Definitions of pliers

pliers (n.)
a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws;
Synonyms: pair of pliers / plyers
From wordnet.princeton.edu