pincer movement

pincers movement

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


Origin:
1935–40

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pincer movement (ˈpɪnsə)
 
n
Also called: envelopment 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

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