pincer movement


pincer movement

noun

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

Full Definition of PINCER MOVEMENT

1
:  a military attack by two coordinated forces that close in on an enemy position from different directions
2
:  a combination of two forces acting against an opposing force

First Known Use of PINCER MOVEMENT

1938

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