[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)
a pair of glasses held on the face by a spring that grips the nose.
/ˈpænsˌneɪ; ˈpɪns-; French pɛ̃sne/
noun (pl) pince-nez
eyeglasses that are held in place only by means of a clip over the bridge of the nose
folding eyeglasses, 1876, French, literally “pinch-nose,” from pincer “to pinch” (see pinch (v.)) + nez “nose” (see nose (n.)).
- 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. […]
noun 1. a military maneuver in which both flanks of an enemy force are attacked with the aim of attaining complete encirclement.
[pinch] /pɪntʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to squeeze or compress between the finger and thumb, the teeth, the jaws of an instrument, or the like. 2. to constrict or squeeze painfully, as a tight shoe does. 3. to cramp within narrow bounds or quarters: The crowd pinched him into a corner. 4. to render […]