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

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He had a pair of pincers and was moving them towards me.
Amy told the hearing: "He had a pair of pincers in his hand and he was moving them towards me and he was telling me he was going to remove my 'f*** nipples' in his horrible manner.
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.
This forceps resembles a pair of pincers and is used for grasping.
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).