pincher

[ pin-cher ]

noun
  1. a person or thing that pinches.

  2. pinchers, (usually used with a plural verb) pincers.

Origin of pincher

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English pynchar “stingy person”; see pinch, -er2

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How to use pincher in a sentence

  • pincher looked wistfully up in her face, and seemed to understand that something was wrong with his mistress.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • At the gate which led from the court-yard, he encountered pincher, whom he had not seen since Dorothy left.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • "That's a cross dog of yours," cried the woman, kicking at pincher, with her heavy nailed boots.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • pincher, who followed close at her heels, gave an ominous growl, and burst off into a fresh paroxysm of barking.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
  • Dorothy descended from her lofty perch on the stool, and met the red gleaming eyes of pincher intently watching all her movements.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie