pinch·​er | \ ˈpin-chər How to pronounce pincher (audio) \

Definition of pincher

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
Recent Examples on the Web Not every billionaire has been a pandemic penny pincher, though. Hank Tucker, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Aquarists put the fish food in pincher mechanisms — a little like litter pickers — and lower the pieces individually. Dewayne Bevil,, 8 July 2021 The robot’s insertion head is mounted on a globally accurate, 400x400x150 mm travel, 10-µm three-axis stage and holds a needle-pincher assembly. Alex Zhavoronkov, Forbes, 17 June 2021 Who would have ever imagined that working for a penny pincher like Frank McCourt would be a plus? Dylan Hernández Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021 The seats in the new car are single-piece pinchers like the ones that left a bruise on my thigh in 1996. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 27 Mar. 2020 And for the penny pinchers, retail electricity providers have plans that sound discounted. L.m. Sixel, Houston Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2020 Earning just $16,000 despite 15 years in the public schools, Ms. Bradford is an accomplished penny-pincher. Jason Deparle, New York Times, 16 Dec. 2019 As punishment, men and women were burned slowly to death at the stake, sawn in half, impaled and had their heads and hands cut off after torture with hot pinchers. Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann, Quartz Africa, 13 July 2019

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First Known Use of pincher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pincher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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