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pincer

[′pin·sər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A grasping apparatus, as on the anterior legs of a lobster, consisting of two hinged jaws.
References in classic literature ?
To show the wonderful strength of the front pair of pincers, I may mention, that Captain Moresby confined one in a strong tin-box, which had held biscuits, the lid being secured with wire; but the crab turned down the edges and escaped.
In the rainy day he builds a work-bench, or gets his tool-box set in the corner of the barn-chamber, and stored with nails, gimlet, pincers, screwdriver and chisel.
Yes,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'the man came himself with a pair of pincers, and took it off, and took it away.
The crab's body was a large as a basketball, stretched 118 cm (47 in) from pincer to pincer, and weighed 4 kg (8 lb).
As we go through to Friday, we will see a pincer movement with a front coming in which will bring cloud with rain arriving in the evening.
My task was to pick up a small rubber ring from between the blood vessels with one pincer, and stretch it using a second pincer.
In what has become a pincer movement on renewables, Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has been hammering state governments to abolish parochial renewable energy targets and lift moratoriums on conventional and unconventional gas exploration.
At one stage four police vehicles tried to box him in a pincer movement but that did not work.
MEANWHILE, in a culinary pincer move, a lobster restaurant is opening in an old cinema in Birmingham.
A pincer movement resulted in the defendant being detained at Cash Converters where he was about to pawn some of the equipment.
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of radiographic cam and pincer deformities, borderline dysplasia, and dysplasia in a professional ballet company.
The robot has mechanical arms and pincer fingers controlled by a surgeon and its "goggles" show internal organs magnified in 3D.