- The definition of a plier is a person or thing that plies a trade or works within the trade.
A person who works as a carpenter is an example of a plier of the carpentry trade.
plier definition by Webster's New World
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a person or thing that plies
plier definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One who plies a trade.
- pliers A variously shaped hand tool having a pair of pivoted jaws, used for holding, bending, or cutting.