pincer

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See also: pincér

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pincer (plural pincers)

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

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French pincier, pincer (to pinch).

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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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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *pinciāre (to puncture, pinch).

Verb[edit]

pincer

  1. to pinch

Conjugation[edit]

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-c, *-cs, *-ct are modified to z, z, zt. In addition, c becomes ç before an a, o or u to keep the /ts/ sound intact. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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