pincher


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pinch·er

 (pĭn′chər)
n.
1. One that pinches.
2. Variant of pincer.

pincher

(ˈpɪntʃə)
n
someone who pinches

pinch•er

(ˈpɪn tʃər)

n.
1. one that pinches.
2. pinchers, (usu. with a pl. v.) pincers.
[1400–50; late Middle English pynchar niggard]
References in classic literature ?
I heard a man by the name of Bloxam say four nights ago in the 'Are an' 'Ounds, in Pincher's Alley, as 'ow he an' his mate 'ad 'ad a rare dusty job in a old 'ouse at Purfleet.
"The pincher," was his thought; "too miserly to burn two cents' worth of gas and save his boarders' necks."
"I got this box at old Dives's sale," Pincher says, handing it round, "one of Louis XV's mistresses-- pretty thing, is it not?--sweet miniature," and they talk of the way in which young Dives is dissipating his fortune.
"I'll show I ain't a pincher," Nishikanta announced one day, after having broiled at the mast-head for five hours of sea-searching.
The new British government supports the Cyprus issue settlement process and seeks to strengthen bilateral relations between London and Nicosia, the new UK Foreign Minister for Europe Christopher Pincher has said.
New UK Minister for Europe, Christopher Pincher, has declared the British government's support for the Cyprus peace process and wants to deepen the relationship between London and Nicosia.
On the initiative of the British side, on August 9, a telephone conversation took place between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov and the Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Christopher Pincher.
President Armen Sarkissian, who is in the United Kingdom on unofficial visit, met today with the newly appointed Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Christopher Pincher.
I look forward to visiting Baku soon', Member of UK Parliament for Tamworth, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of UK Christopher Pincher wrote on Twitter.
There were heckles from Tory MPs and the deputy chief whip Chris Pincher, who accused the Speaker of being the one failing to show the House respect.
Mr Crabb and Chris Pincher MP were cleared by a panel, headed by an independent QC, of breaching the Conservatives' code of conduct.
STAFFORDSHIRE MP Christopher Pincher has given up a salary of PS17,917 by quitting his job as a government whip after newspaper claims.