slipjoint pliers

slip-joint pliers

[slip-joint]
noun (sometimes used with a singular verb)
pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted.
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slip-joint pliers

noun
pliers with a joint adjustable to two positions in order to increase the opening of the jaws 
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