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pliers (plural only)
- A gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand
- I need a pair of pliers to get a good grip on that broken screw.
- plural of
- To make clear the quantity under discussion clearer, the expressions "a pair of pliers" or "(however many) pairs of pliers" can be used.
- "A pliers" is somewhat awkward, though accepted in American English.
gripping tool which multiplies the strength of the user's hand