from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tool having two hinged jaws which can be firmly closed and held together. See cut under nippers.
  • noun In zoology, nippers or prehensile claws of certain animals, as insects and crustaceans.
  • noun Specifically
  • noun A chela, or chelate limb. See chela, and cuts under lobster and Pedipalpi.
  • noun Anal forceps.
  • noun Sometimes called pinchers.
  • A species of herring, Sardina escamuda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural See pinchers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A gripping tool, pivoted like a pair of scissors, but with blunt jaws.
  • noun The front claws of crustaceans such as lobsters.
  • noun Plural form of pincer.


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