Part of speech: noun

Pincers for grasping or removing small objects or foreign bodies.

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Usage examples "forceps":

  1. However, the doctor did not lose courage; the arm was still bare; he made a fresh incision and sought with his forceps for the artery, which, fortunately, having been compressed by Benedict, had moved only a few centimetres. - "The Prussian Terror", Alexandre Dumas.
  2. The obstetrical forceps have been of such great service in diminishing the number of still- born infants that they were once called the child's instrument. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.
  3. In my uncertainty, I pick up the apparently dead body with the tip of my forceps and lay it on a bed of cool sand. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.