pincer movement

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pincer movement

(ˈpɪnsə)
n
(Military) a military tactical movement in which two columns of an army follow a curved route towards each other with the aim of isolating and surrounding an enemy. Also called: envelopment
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pincer movement

n (Mil, fig) → Zangenbewegung f
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The government must now show some success in combating the Maoists but this depends entirely on the Centre's ability to launch a pincer attack as soon as possible from across the Jharkhand border, they say.