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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