Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a pincer or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

pincer +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kenji Kira waved a hand, and two of his samurai stepped forward, pincerlike, and caught the monk on their swords, cutting him in half at the waist.

    Blood Ninja II

  • She clumsily tried to grip a pineapple with her pincerlike pincers but only succeeded in scraping across it in a sort of scraping motion, but the horrific appearance of her mangled fingers and thumb were already etched into my soul like a staircase on an Etch-A-Sketch.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • "She clumsily tried to grip a pineapple with her pincerlike pincers but only succeeded in scraping across it in a sort of scraping motion" ...in part because the pineapple was made of plastic.

    Skyy Vodka: Whyy So Badd?

  • "She clumsily tried to grip a pineapple with her pincerlike pincers but only succeeded in scraping across it in a sort of scraping motion." is this actually from a book titled The Horrible Claw?

    Skyy Vodka: Whyy So Badd?

  • Braddis, with his pincerlike nails; Lieutenant Simon Dodds, who takes on Braddis; and Private Charlie Alston, who is ensnared in this story of inhumanity and betrayal but brings it to a close.

    Rules for Old Men Waiting: Summary and book reviews of Rules for Old Men Waiting by Peter Pouncey.

  • Of all people, Caldwell understood what Pete would now face, a pincerlike pressure, trapped between the expectations of his public and the bitterness of his teammates.

    Pistol

  • Caught in this pincerlike fire action, many Dresdeners became disoriented and panicked.

    Masters of the Air

  • She held his arm in a pincerlike gripshe had uncommonly large, strong hands and was absentmindedly urging him forward at her own long-strided pace, taking no notice that he was hampered by the manacles and chains on his ankles and was forced to keep up with her by means of a painful, hobbled trot.

    Dragons Of A Lost Star

  • And then she grabs my elbow with her sharp pincerlike grasp and turns me around.

    The Joy Luck Club

  • Nangi, who held his upper torso as stiffly as he used his legs, carefully extracted a filigreed platinum case from his inside breast pocket and, opening it, extracted a cigarette with a pair of thin, pincerlike fingers.

    The Miko

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