Definition of forceps:
- A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc.
- The caudal forceps- shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig.
- "Love Stories", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
The box in which they were concealed contained four pairs of forceps, representing different stages in their development, besides other instruments and a number of letters which established their ownership.- "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.