|1.||Also called: pair of pincers a gripping tool consisting of two hinged arms with handles at one end and, at the other, curved bevelled jaws that close on the workpiece: used esp for extracting nails|
|2.||the pair or pairs of jointed grasping appendages in lobsters and certain other arthropods|
|[C14: from Old French pinceour, from Old French pincier to |
|pincers (pĭn'sərz) Pronunciation Key
A jointed grasping claw of certain animals, such as lobsters and scorpions.