from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An object resembling one of the grasping parts of a set of pincers.
- n. A maneuver in which an enemy force is attacked from two flanks and the front.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. any object that resembles one half of a pair of pincers
- adj. See pincer attack
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
- n. a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
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In military tactics, I think that would be called a pincer maneuver by M&M and vS.
Therefore, the spell mechanics may only be in the service of channeling the Earth's creation (?) energy so that it can be one side of the "pincer" holding Krona in place.
So Obama has created a kind of pincer attack on Social Security.
Interestingly, the Spectator notes that Romney's move to the right on gay marriage has left him caught in a kind of pincer movement between left wing activists and denizens of the religious right:
In a parallel 'pincer' front, as the media are being cleaned out and cleared up, be bringing the charges and indictments against bureaucrats and officials, elected and appointed during, and part of, the Bushbutchery atrocity.
He has two types of impingement, a "pincer" and a "cam," and Philippon will only repair the pincer impingement in tomorrow's procedure.
Philippon removed the "pincer" impingement, stabilized cartilage, repaired the labrum tear and debrided the lining of the cyst.
In the operation, Philippon removed the "pincer" impingement, stabilized cartilage, repaired the labrum tear and debraided the lining of the cyst.
And ultimately it was that sort of "pincer" that collapsed the meeting.
Mr. Fortia and rebel commanders who accompanied him said they their goal was now to take control of Tripoli through a pincer move with offensives launched by both Misrata and the Nafousa rebel groups.