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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: ply 'to twist together' (14-21 centuries), from Old French plier, from Latin plicare

pliers

noun
     
pliers
Related topics: Tools
pliā€§ers [plural]
TZ a small tool made of two crossed pieces of metal, used to hold small things or to bend and cut wire:

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