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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It's difficult to describe, but imagine my legs doing a pincer movement, or Michael Jackson doing his moonwalk, only going forwards.
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Kurdish troops sucked IS fighters into street battles after the jets pounded them - thwarting the tried and tested pincer movement strategy that has helped the jihadists gain so much territory.
More than ever the rebellion is caught in a pincer movement between the regime and IS," says Karim Bitar, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for International and Strategic Relations.
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