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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On Saturday, troops and tribal militia pushed north from Al Qaim and Rawa, two Euphrates Valley towns recaptured from IS earlier this month, in a pincer movement against retreating IS militants, one of the operation's two commanders told AFP.
As we go through to Friday, we will see a pincer movement with a front coming in which will bring cloud with rain arriving in the evening.
Its forces have now cut off part of that salient with a pincer movement, enclosing a large Daesh enclave around the village of Oqairabat, the state news agency SANA reported.
Fitbit is at risk of being trapped in a pincer movement between the low-end fitness bands sold by Xiaomi and the fitness-led, high-end smartwatches sold by Apple," adds Mawston.
Lyndsey Harper attempted to hit Mr Kerry, 19, with a glass at the same time in a pincer movement after a minor altercation in a packed Cramlington Working Mens Club.
In what has become a pincer movement on renewables, Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has been hammering state governments to abolish parochial renewable energy targets and lift moratoriums on conventional and unconventional gas exploration.
The Prime Minister was caught in a rare pincer movement across the green benches with an on-form Jeremy Corbyn and the SNP's Angus Robertson slamming her party's chaotic approach.
At one stage four police vehicles tried to box him in a pincer movement but that did not work.
We are dealing now with a pincer movement," Margolin said.
They executed a pincer movement, bypassed Townshend's Trenches, and approached the gates where they cut through the padlock and casually parked up like they do every year.
The Daesh have taken Ramadi and that is a matter of great concern as it could form a pincer movement with Fallujah and bring the extremists closer to Baghdad.
As I hit the flat prom I peered across to the Pavilion posters to see when Rick Wakeman "Unplugged" is due on stage in February, just at the moment when three slow-moving lady joggers did a pincer movement on me, jamming me in the centre of the 12ft-wide path.