pincer movement

noun

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

1915

First Known Use of pincer movement

1915


PINCER MOVEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

pincer movement

noun

Definition of pincer movement for English Language Learners

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

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