(formerly) a person stationed in the sunken area of a bowling alley behind the pins who places the pins in the proper positions, removes pins that have been knocked down, and returns balls to the bowlers.
pincement pince·ment (pāns-mäɴ’, pāɴs-) n. A pinching manipulation in massage.
[pans-ney, pins-; French pans-ney] /ˈpænsˌneɪ, ˈpɪns-; French pɛ̃sˈneɪ/ noun, plural pince-nez [pans-neyz, pins-; French pans-ney] /ˈpænsˌneɪz, ˈpɪns-; French pɛ̃sˈneɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a pair of glasses held on the face by a spring that grips the nose. /ˈpænsˌneɪ; ˈpɪns-; French pɛ̃sne/ noun (pl) pince-nez 1. eyeglasses that are held in place only by means of […]
- Pincer nail
pincer nail pin·cer nail (pĭn’sər) n. Transverse overcurvature of the nail that increases distally, causing the lateral borders of the nail to pinch the soft tissue.
[pin-serz] /ˈpɪn sərz/ noun, (usually used with a plural verb) 1. a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles (usually used with pair of). 2. Zoology. a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this, as the claw of a lobster. /ˈpɪnsəz/ plural noun 1. […]