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Definition of pincer noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1pincers [plural] a tool made of two crossed pieces of metal, used for holding things firmly and pulling things, for example nails out of wood a pair of pincers
  2. 2[countable] one of a pair of curved claws of some types of animals, for example crabs and lobsters Crabs normally catch food with their pincers.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pincer

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