plier

[plahy-er]
noun
1.
pliers, (sometimes used with a singular verb) small pincers with long jaws, for bending wire, holding small objects, etc. (usually used with pair of ).
2.
a person or thing that plies.
Also, especially British, plyer.


Origin:
1560–70; ply2 + -er1

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plier (ˈplaɪə)
 
n
a person who plies a trade

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