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  • n. An instrument for crushing the head of a foetus, to facilitate delivery in difficult cases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for crushing the head of a fetus, to facilitate delivery in difficult eases.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A powerful forceps employed in the operation of craniotomy for seizing, breaking down, and withdrawing the fetal skull.

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