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pincers movement

noun
1.
a military maneuver in which both flanks of an enemy force are attacked with the aim of attaining complete encirclement.
Also, pincer movement.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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pincer movement

/ˈpɪnsə/
noun
1.
a military tactical movement in which two columns of an army follow a curved route towards each other with the aim of isolating and surrounding an enemy Also called envelopment
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