Definition of slip-joint pliers in US English:

slip-joint pliers

plural noun

  • Pliers with a slot in one jaw through which the other jaw slides, permitting an adjustable span.

    • ‘Multiple slip-joint pliers generally have up to eight different adjustment settings at a maximum 4-1/2 ‘opening.’’
    • ‘These Slip-Joint Pliers feature a Hardened V-Jaw with angled teeth for maximum grip.’
    • ‘Get a pair of standard 7-inch or 8-inch slip-joint pliers, and a pair of diagonal-cutting pliers.’
    • ‘Most slip joint pliers use a mechanism that allows sliding the pivot point into one of several positions when the pliers are fully opened.’