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  • n  a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
  • n  a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

  • They could act with China to put a counter-pincer on the Japanese pincer in the Indies.
  • On the screen a tiny pincer appears.
  • The fall of Bengasi was brought about by swift execution of the familiar tactic of the giant pincer.

  • Nicholas Burns in Jerusalem Post
    Burns described Iran as being in the clutches of "diplomatic pincer movement" that could force the country to resume negotiations on its controversial nuclear program.

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