(also a pair of tweezers) A small instrument like a pair of pincers for plucking out hairs and picking up small objects.
More example sentences
- Numerous methods are used for epilation, from tweezers to devices that pluck several hairs at once.
- If you have strays within your bikini line, you can pluck them with tweezers or trim them very carefully with scissors.
- She's bringing my tweezers so I can pluck my eyebrows on the way there.
mid 17th century: extended form of obsolete tweeze 'case of surgical instruments', shortening of etweese, anglicized plural of etui.