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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Motorists who take their car to some franchised dealerships for service or inspection are falling victim to what has been described as a pincer movement.
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Charles himself led a column of foot soldiers out of Sidbury Gate and a mixed force of lowland regiments, highlander s and English gentry successfully achieved a pincer movement on the Parliamentary gun positions on Red Hill and Perry Hill.
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Chancellor Gordon Brown is also caught in a pincer movement as at the same time that his income is falling his costs are rising.
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