Definition of Pincer

1. Noun. A hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping.

Exact synonyms: Pair Of Pincers, Pair Of Tweezers, Tweezer
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool
Specialized synonyms: Roach Clip, Roach Holder
Derivative terms: Tweeze



2. Noun. A grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods.
Exact synonyms: Chela, Claw, Nipper
Group relationships: Crustacean
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member
Derivative terms: Claw, Nip

Definition of Pincer

1. Noun. any object that resembles one half of a pair of pincers ¹

2. Adjective. (Of an attack) See pincer attack ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pincer

1. one of the two pivoted parts of a grasping tool [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pincer

pinball game
pinball machine
pinballed
pinballer
pinballers
pinballing
pinboard
pinboards
pinbone
pinbones
pincase
pincases
pince-nez
pincement
pincer (current term)
pincer attack
pincer nail
pincered
pincering
pincerlike
pincers
pinch
pinch-hit
pinch-hits
pinch-hitter
pinch-hitting
pinch and a punch for the first of the month
pinch bar

Literary usage of Pincer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Trial of James H. Peck: Judge of the United States District by James Hawkins Peck, Arthur Joseph Stansbury, United States Congress. Senate (1833)
"I quote the very language of the report in which the honorable manager is also stated to have further argued, that although the jury have the pincer in ..."

2. The Manufacture of Steel: Containing the Practice and Principles of Working by Frederick Overman, A. A. Fesquet (1873)
"... is put upon the handles, or shank, to hold the tongs firmly to the work. Next in general utility to the flat-bit tongs, are the pincer-tongs, ..."

3. Bulletin (Geological Survey of Western Australia). by Geological Survey of Western Australia (1873)
"Il est même nécessaire de ne pas pincer la pousse qui précède celle de prolongement, ... En tout cas, on doit toujours pincer en connaissance de cause et ..."

4. Smith's Work: With Numerous Engravings and Diagrams by Paul Nooncree Hasluck (1902)
"pincer Tongs. the slice, Fig. 33, and the rake, Fig. 34. Their uses are obvious. Before any forging can be done tongs are necessary Fig'. 37. ..."

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