pincers

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A pair of carpenter's pincers

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pincers

  1. plural of pincer

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pincers pl (plural only)

  1. A gripping tool, pivoted like a pair of scissors, but with blunt jaws.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 107:
      Milk formed their chief diet, and this they were supposed to imbibe from the witch herself, from a third "teat" which had been made beneath the arm by a nip from the Devil's pincers.
  2. The front claws of crustaceans such as lobsters.

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