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pin·cer

 (pĭn′sər) also pinch·er (pĭn′sər)
n.
1.
a. often pincers or pinchers A grasping tool having two parts hinged together to work in opposition.
b. One of the opposing parts in such a tool.
2.
a. A claw resembling such a tool, as of a lobster or scorpion; a chela.
b. pincers or pinchers A pair of mandibles or other appendages used by certain arthropods for grasping, as the cerci of an earwig.
3. A military maneuver in which an enemy force is attacked from two flanks and the front.

[Middle English pinsours, pincers, from Anglo-Norman pynceour, from pincer, to pinch; see pinch.]
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 Ironmen took a 10th minute lead when a clever passing movement ended with centre Pinchers charging over for a try converted by Jarvis.
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That last sentence will sound painful to the penny pinchers at the SFA.