or pincer movement
a military maneuver in which both flanks of an enemy force are attacked with the aim of attaining complete encirclement.
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Origin of pincers movement
First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for pincer movement
/ (ˈpɪnsə) /
a military tactical movement in which two columns of an army follow a curved route towards each other with the aim of isolating and surrounding an enemyAlso called: envelopment
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