noun (usually used with a plural verb)
- pincer movement,
- pincer nail,
- pincers movement,
- pinch bar,
- pinch effect,
- pinch graft
Origin of pincers
Examples from the Web for pincers
With the pincers he picked up a bit of hot iron and dropped it hissing into the pail, which he pushed beneath the tent.The Best Short Stories of 1920|Various
Another brother was deeply absorbed in snipping off bits of coiled brass wire with a pair of pincers.Spanish Vistas|George Parsons Lathrop
They carefully pluck out the hair under the armpits and the pubic hair with a pair of pincers.
Quite on the spur of the moment Medlicott picked up the carpenter's pincers when his back was turned and handed them to me.The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans
Our iron bar is capable of being twisted at its ends into spiral curves under heat, with the pincers (or even without, if thin).The Bases of Design|Walter Crane
Word Origin for pincers
early 14c., "tool for grasping or nipping," from Old French pinceure "pincers, tongs," from pincier "to pinch" (see pinch). Applied to animal parts from 1650s. Related: Pincer.