pincher

noun
pinch·er | \ˈpin-chər \

Definition of pincher 

1 : one that pinches

2 pinchers plural : pincers

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Synonyms for pincher

Synonyms

purloiner, robber, stealer, thief

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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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Ferris warns that Calico crabs — beige with purplish specks — are not only common but aggressive pinchers. Susan Moeller, BostonGlobe.com, "A beachcombing guide: Things to find at the beach," 2 May 2018 Martin Schulz and Sigmar Gabriel, the most keenly pro-French major figures among Mrs Merkel’s Social Democrat partners, were toppled in the recent coalition talks, leaving Olaf Scholz—a typically German penny-pincher—to take the finance ministry. The Economist, "The growing strains between Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron," 24 May 2018 Obviously there were the usual references to the 'penny pincher's' transfer fee and weekly wages. SI.com, "Tabloid Attention on Raheem Sterling Reaches New Lows as England Star Is Slated for Eating Breakfast," 24 Apr. 2018 But penny pinchers would be wise to dine elsewhere and visit the restaurant specifically for its marvelous cheese offering, which is available on its own at a cost of $35 for four selections and $45 for six. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The Secrets to Eating at America's Fanciest Restaurants for Under $50," 17 Feb. 2017 Share of traffic grows to 18 percent in week ended Jan. 21 The company has posted an increase for three straight weeks McDonald’s Corp. is seeing a jump in customers, a sign its new Dollar Menu is attracting penny pinchers. Leslie Patton, Bloomberg.com, "McDonald's Traffic Rises After New Dollar Menu Debut," 29 Jan. 2018 Auto engineers are penny pinchers, keeping a tight lid on expenses to protect the industry’s relatively slim margins. Mike Colias, WSJ, "The Promise and Pitfalls of Carbon Fiber," 6 Dec. 2017 Kevin Durant already took a substantial discount last summer, one or more of his star teammates could theoretically follow suit, and the Warriors’ owners aren’t exactly penny-pinchers. Ben Golliver, SI.com, "The Decision III: Where Will LeBron Go in 2018?," 3 Nov. 2017 Johnson warned his protégé about the Clippers’ Doberman pincher, comparing him to Defensive Player of the Year Draymond Green. Lee Jenkins, SI.com, "The Burden of Ball: Lonzo Gets a Rude Welcome to the NBA," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pincher

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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