pair of pincers

noun
a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
Syn: ↑pincer, ↑tweezer, ↑pair of tweezers
Derivationally related forms: ↑tweeze (for: ↑tweezer)
Hypernyms: ↑hand tool
Hyponyms: ↑roach clip, ↑roach holder

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pincers — n. a pair of pincers * * * [ pɪnsəz] a pair of pincers …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pincers — /ˈpɪnsəz / (say pinsuhz) noun (singular or plural) 1. a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles (often called a pair of pincers). 2. Zoology a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • pincers — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. pinchers, pair of pincers, wrench, pliers, nippers, tongs, instrument, tweezers, grippers, wire cutters; see also tool 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • pincers — n.pl. 1 (also pair of pincers) a gripping tool resembling scissors but with blunt usu. concave jaws to hold a nail etc. for extraction. 2 the front claws of lobsters and some other crustaceans. Phrases and idioms: pincer movement Mil. a movement… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair of tweezers — noun a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping • Syn: ↑pincer, ↑pair of pincers, ↑tweezer • Derivationally related forms: ↑tweeze (for: ↑tweezer) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • pincers — /pin seuhrz/, 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). 2. Zool. a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this, as the claw of …   Universalium

  • pincers — pin•cers [[t]ˈpɪn sərz[/t]] n. (usu. with a pl. v.) 1) bui a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles (usu. used with pair of) 2) zool. a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this, as the… …   From formal English to slang

  • pincers — noun a) A gripping tool, pivoted like a pair of scissors, but with blunt jaws. b) The front claws of crustaceans such as lobsters. Syn: forceps, pinchers …   Wiktionary

  • apterygote — /ap ter i goht , ap teuhr /, adj. belonging or pertaining to the Apterygota, a subclass of primitive wingless insects that undergo little or no metamorphosis. Also, apterygotous /ap ter i goh teuhs/. [ < NL Apterygota name of the subclass, equiv …   Universalium

  • pincer — [[t]pɪ̱nsə(r)[/t]] pincers 1) N PLURAL: also a pair of N Pincers consist of two pieces of metal that are hinged in the middle. They are used as a tool for gripping things or for pulling things out. His surgical instruments were a knife and a pair …   English dictionary

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