Meaning of “pincer movement” in the English Dictionary

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"pincer movement" in British English

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pincer movementnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈpɪn.sə ˌmuːv.mənt/ us /ˈpɪn.sɚ ˌmuːv.mənt/

a type of attack in which two parts of an army follow curved paths towards each other in an attempt to surround and then defeat the enemy

(Definition of “pincer movement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)