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pincer in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpincerpin‧cer /ˈpɪnsə $ -ər/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable usually plural]HBF one of the pair of claws that some shellfish and insects have, used for holding and cutting food, and for fighting2 pincers
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pincerThose at either end of the line usually advance rather faster than those in the centre so that a pincer movement develops.Kino seemed to picture a kind of great Catholic pincers to squeeze out the Protestant intrusion.Suddenly he grabs her pincers with his.Some grew to a length of two metres and were armed with immense pincers with which they seized smaller creatures.In one later incarnation, she is depicted as severe, with a scalpel and a large pair of pincers.Bovis are using a special pincer machine to demolish covered ground level car parks.They had thus executed a vast pincer movement, and won the first round.