[plahy-er] /ˈplaɪ ər/
pliers, (sometimes used with a singular verb) small pincers with long jaws, for bending wire, holding small objects, etc. (usually used with pair of).
a person or thing that .
a gripping tool consisting of two hinged arms with usually serrated jaws that close on the workpiece
a person who plies a trade
“pincers,” 1560s, plural agent noun from ply (n.). French cognate plieur meant “folder.”
“one who folds,” 1670s, agent noun from ply (v.).
[plee-ey] /pliˈeɪ/ noun, plural pliés [plee-eyz; French plee-ey] /pliˈeɪz; French pliˈeɪ/ (Show IPA). Ballet. 1. a movement in which the knees are bent while the back is held straight. [plahy] /plaɪ/ verb (used with object), plied, plying. 1. to work with or at diligently; employ busily; use: to ply the needle. 2. to carry on, […]
[plahyt] /plaɪt/ noun 1. a condition, state, or situation, especially an unfavorable or unfortunate one: to find oneself in a sorry plight. [plahyt] /plaɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to pledge (one’s troth) in engagement to marry. 2. to bind (someone) by a pledge, especially of marriage. 3. to give in pledge, as one’s word, […]
[plahyt] /plaɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. to pledge (one’s troth) in engagement to marry. 2. to bind (someone) by a pledge, especially of marriage. 3. to give in pledge, as one’s word, or to pledge, as one’s honor. noun 4. Archaic. . /plaɪt/ noun 1. a condition of extreme hardship, danger, etc /plaɪt/ verb […]
[plim-suh l, -sohl] /ˈplɪm səl, -soʊl/ noun, British. 1. a canvas shoe with a rubber sole; gym shoe; sneaker. /ˈplɪmsəl/ noun 1. (Brit) a light rubber-soled canvas shoe worn for various sports Also called gym shoe, sandshoe n. “mark on the hull of a British ship showing how deeply she may be loaded,” 1881, from […]