pincer

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English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pincer (plural pincers)

  1. any object that resembles one half of a pair of pincers

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Adjective[edit]

pincer (not comparable)

  1. (Of an attack) See pincer attack

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pincer, pincier (to pinch, find fault), from Vulgar Latin *pincāre, a nasalised variant of Vulgar Latin *piccāre (to pick, pierce), from Frankish *pikkōn, from Proto-Germanic *pikōną *pukaną (to pick, peck, prick, knock), from Proto-Indo-European *bew- (to make a dull sound).

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Verb[edit]

pincer

  1. to pinch (skin)
  2. to pinch (to arrest)
  3. (music) To pluck (a stringed instrument)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is part of a group of -er verbs for which ‘c’ is softened to a ‘ç’ before the vowels ‘a’ and ‘o’.

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