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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: pincier 'to pinch'

pincer

noun
     
pin‧cer
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 fighting
2

pincers

[plural]TZ a tool made of two crossed pieces of metal used for holding things tightly
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