[pin-cher] /ˈpɪn tʃər/
a person or thing that pinches.
pinchers, (usually used with a plural verb) .
[pin-serz] /ˈpɪn sərz/
noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles (usually used with pair of).
Zoology. a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this, as the claw of a lobster.
Also called pair of pincers. a gripping tool consisting of two hinged arms with handles at one end and, at the other, curved bevelled jaws that close on the workpiece: used esp for extracting nails
the pair or pairs of jointed grasping appendages in lobsters and certain other arthropods
early 14c., “tool for grasping or nipping,” from Old French pinceure “pincers, tongs,” from pincier “to pinch” (see pinch). Applied to animal parts from 1650s. Related: Pincer.
A jointed grasping claw of certain animals, such as lobsters and scorpions.
- Pinch graft
pinch graft n. A graft made with small bits of partial-thickness or full-thickness skin.
noun A miser; tightwad (1659+)
[pinch-hit] /ˈpɪntʃˈhɪt/ verb (used without object), pinch-hit, pinch-hitting. 1. Baseball. to serve as a pinch hitter. 2. Informal. to substitute for someone, especially in an emergency. verb (used with object), pinch-hit, pinch-hitting. 3. Baseball. to get, or make (a hit) in pinch-hitting. noun, Baseball. 1. a hit made by a pinch hitter. verb (intransitive) -hits, […]
noun 1. Baseball. a substitute who bats for a teammate, often at a critical moment of the game. 2. any substitute for another, especially in an emergency. A substitute for another person, especially in an emergency. For example, Pat expected her mother to help with the baby, but just in case, she lined up her […]