Meaning of slip-joint pliers

slip'-joint pli"ers

Pronunciation: (slip'joint"), [key]
— (sometimes used with a sing. v.) (sometimes used with a sing. v.)
  1. pliers having a sliding joint, permitting the span of the jaws to be adjusted. See illus. under
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