pincer movement

noun

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

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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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