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Meaning of pincers

pin•cers

Pronunciation: (pin'surz), [key]
— n. (usually used with a pl. v.)
  1. a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles (usually used with pair of&hasp;).
  2. a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this, as the claw of a lobster.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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