pincher

noun

pinch·​er ˈpin-chər How to pronounce pincher (audio)
1
: one that pinches
2
pinchers plural : pincers

Examples of pincher in a Sentence

the pincher of the stolen electronics was caught by the police trying to sell them
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pincher was in the 15th century

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“Pincher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pincher. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pincher

noun
pinch·​er ˈpin-chər How to pronounce pincher (audio)
1
: one that pinches
2
plural : pincer sense 1
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