Pincer vs. Pincher - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Pincer (noun)

    Any object that resembles one half of a pair of pincers.

  • Pincer (verb)

    To surround with a pincer attack.

  • Pincher (noun)

    A person or thing that pinches, as in squeezing; e.g. a miser or penny pincher.

  • Pincher (noun)

    A person or thing that pinches, as in stealing; e.g. a thief or kleptomaniac.

  • Pincher (noun)

    misspelling of pincer

Oxford Dictionary

  • Pincer (noun)

    a tool made of two pieces of metal with blunt concave jaws that are arranged like the blades of scissors, used for gripping and pulling things.

  • Pincer (noun)

    a hinged and sharply pointed organ used by an arthropod for feeding or defence, as the mandibles of an insect, or each of the chelae of a crab, lobster, or scorpion.

Webster Dictionary

  • Pincher (noun)

    One who, or that which, pinches.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Pincer (noun)

    a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever

  • Pincer (noun)

    a structure like a pincer on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods

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