pincer

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Synonyms for pincer

a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping

a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

References in classic literature ?
Yes,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'the man came himself with a pair of pincers, and took it off, and took it away.
He had a pair of pincers and he was moving them towards me.
Drunken Swede Steffan Sjolander, 49, told Amy Tyrell he was going to cut off her nipples with a pair of pincers.
Scorpions can be easily identified by their long sting-bearing tail and a pair of pincers on long arms, known as pedipalps, at the front of the body.
The collider, located at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Centers (SLAC) at Stanford University, consists of two main parts: a 22-year-old, extensively modified, 2-mile-long linear accelerator and a newly built section, resembling a pair of pincers at the end of a long, thin handle, carrying electrons and positrons along opposing arcs to the collision point (see diagram).