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slip-joint pliers

[slip-joint] /ˈslɪpˌdʒɔɪnt/
noun, (sometimes used with a singular verb)
1.
pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted.
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  • Tools, such as the pair of large slip-joint pliers recovered recently, are frequent finds as well.

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