American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of pincers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pincers.
- n. A tool for splicing wire rigging.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument having two handles and two grasping jaws working on a pivot; -- used for griping things to be held fast, drawing nails, etc.
“Now, not surprisingly, the suggestion that Jews are excellent penny pinchers, which is an old stereotype, offended many and triggered a wave of denunciations.”
“It was the prospect of seeing her which, above all else, had lent, in anticipation, an altogether new radiance to the day when he should present himself in his home with the long-tasseled student cap on his head, the unnecessary "pinchers" on his nose, and with the other traditional paraphernalia of the Norwegian student.”
“The inflation in the system over the last forty years has jacked costs for specialists astronomically while leaving doctors and nurses behind to deal with the penny-pinchers at the insurance companies.”
“There are coin droppers, penny pinchers, screaming baby bringers, stand in the middle of the damn way-erers, and the do you have a plastic baggers.”
“As a parent myself, who lives a long distance from the typical support group of family and friends, I welcome this make-shift community of penny pinchers with open arms.”
“We aren't on top of the world in financial resources because we refuse to spend money and are penny pinchers.”
“Shimmering metallic colors on bug bodies, filigree wings, and calligraphic pinchers, attest to the individual and natural beauty of each creature.”
“But he reminded Marines that they had to be the "penny pinchers" of the U.S. military.”
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