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pincer

noun uk   /ˈpɪn.sər/  us   /-sɚ/

pincer noun (ANIMAL PART)

[C usually plural] one of a pair of curved claws of an animal such as a crab

pincer noun (TOOL)

pincers [plural] a tool for holding or pulling something, made of two curved metal bars that move against each other so that when the handles are pushed together the other ends close tightly
Translations of “pincer”
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, (蟹等動物的)螯…
in Russian клешня…
in Turkish kerpeten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, (蟹等动物的)螯…
in Polish szczypce, kleszcze…
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