from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A grasping tool having a pair of jaws and handles pivoted together to work in opposition.
- n.pl. The articulated prehensile claws of certain arthropods, such as the lobster.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gripping tool, pivoted like a pair of scissors, but with blunt jaws.
- n. The front claws of crustaceans such as lobsters.
- n. Plural form of pincer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See pinchers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tool having two hinged jaws which can be firmly closed and held together. See cut under nippers.
- n. In zoology, nippers or prehensile claws of certain animals, as insects and crustaceans.
- n. Specifically
- n. A chela, or chelate limb. See chela, and cuts under lobster and Pedipalpi.
- n. Anal forceps.
- n. Sometimes called pinchers.
- A species of herring, Sardina escamuda.
Middle English pinsours, from Old French pinceure, from Old French pincier, to pinch; see pinch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)