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pincer movement

noun

Simple Definition of pincer movement

  • : a military attack by two groups of soldiers that approach an enemy position from two different directions at the same time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pincer movement

  1. 1 :  a military attack by two coordinated forces that close in on an enemy position from different directions

  2. 2 :  a combination of two forces acting against an opposing force

1938

First Known Use of pincer movement

1938

Rhymes with pincer movement


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