Definition of pincer in English:

pincer

Pronunciation /ˈpin(t)sər/ /ˈpɪn(t)sər/

noun

  • 1

    (also pincers, a pair of pincers)
    A tool made of two pieces of metal with blunt concave jaws that are arranged like the blades of scissors, used for gripping and pulling things.

  • 2A hinged and sharply pointed organ used by an arthropod for feeding or defense, as the mandibles of an insect, or each of the chelae of a crab, lobster, or scorpion.

Origin

Middle English from Anglo-Norman French, from Old French pincier ‘to pinch’.

Pronunciation

pincer

/ˈpin(t)sər/ /ˈpɪn(t)sər/