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