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pliers any of various tools that have opposed handles and jaws connected by a pivot and that are used for holding, bending, or cutting wire, metal, or the like.
plight1 a state or situation, esp. an unhappy or unlucky one; predicament.
plight2 to promise (one's faith) in engagement or marriage. [3 definitions]
Plimoth spelling of "Plymouth" originally used by English colonists who settled the Massachusetts area. (See Plymouth.)
plimsoll (chiefly British; old-fashioned) a canvas shoe with a rubber sole used primarily for playing sports; sneaker.
Plimsoll mark one of a series of lines on the hull of a merchant ship that indicate the depth to which, under different, legally specified circumstances, it may be loaded.
plink to make a series of short ringing or clinking sounds. [3 definitions]
plinth the base or slab supporting a column, statue, or the like; pedestal.
Pliocene of, relating to, or designating the geological epoch at the end of the Tertiary Period, from approximately 5 million to 1.8 million years ago, when the first apelike humans appeared in Africa. [2 definitions]
plissť a puckered, crinkled texture in cotton or nylon that is created by treating the fabric with a caustic soda solution. [2 definitions]
PLO abbreviation of "Palestine Liberation Organization."
plod to move slowly or heavily, as if with weariness or reluctance; trudge. [5 definitions]
plop to drop heavily or forcefully. [5 definitions]
plosive in phonetics, produced by the complete stoppage, then sudden forceful release of the breath, such as the sounds of the consonants "p," "b," and "t". [2 definitions]
plot1 the story line or sequence of events in a novel, play, or the like. [6 definitions]
plot2 a small piece of land, esp. one used for a specific purpose. [2 definitions]
plotter one who schemes or conspires with others. [2 definitions]
plough a heavy farm tool that has a wide blade and is pulled by a tractor or strong animal. Ploughs are used for turning over and cutting through soil.
ploughman (chiefly British) variant of plowman.
plover any of various shorebirds that have a rounded body, short tail, and short bill.
plow a heavy farm tool that has a broad blade, is drawn by a tractor or animals, and is used for turning and cultivating the soil. [11 definitions]