[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.
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 […]
[pinch-bak] /ˈpɪntʃˌbæk/ noun 1. Pinckney Benton Stewart, 1837–1921, U.S. politician.
[pinch-bek] /ˈpɪntʃ bɛk/ noun 1. an alloy of copper and zinc, used in imitation of gold. 2. something sham, spurious, or counterfeit. adjective 3. made of pinchbeck. 4. sham, spurious, or counterfeit: pinchbeck heroism. /ˈpɪntʃˌbɛk/ noun 1. an alloy of copper and zinc, used as imitation gold 2. a spurious or cheap imitation; sham adjective […]