Pronunciation: (pin'surz), [key]
—n. (usually used with a pl. v.)
1. a gripping tool consisting of two pivoted limbs forming a pair of jaws and a pair of handles (usually used with pair of).
2. Zool.a grasping organ or pair of organs resembling this, as the claw of a lobster. Also,pinchers.
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