Pinch"ers (?), n. pl. [From Pinch.]

An instrument having two handles and two grasping jaws working on a pivot; -- used for griping things to be held fast, drawing nails, etc.

⇒ This spelling is preferable to pincers, both on account of its derivation from the English pinch, and because it represents the common pronunciation.

 

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