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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Small metal instruments that are usually held with the thumb and forefinger and used for plucking, holding, or manipulating something small.

Usage examples (35)
  • The nurse used a needle and tweezers to pull the splinter from the patient's thumb.
  • This airport police officer, however, is said to have over 1,000 items, such as tweezers and nail clippers, at his home.
  • Male burials contain weapons -- swords, lances, and javelins -- as well as some bronze personal items such as tweezers and razors.
  • Researchers use precise electrical "tweezers" to place nanowires on predetermined spots on single cells. for more
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