pincer movement
noun Date: 1938 1. a military attack by two coordinated forces that close in on an enemy position from different directions 2. a combination of two forces acting against an opposing force

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  • pincer movement — noun An advance that closes in on an enemy force from two sides simultaneously • • • Main Entry: ↑pincer * * * noun, pl ⋯ ments [count] : a military attack by two groups of soldiers that approach an enemy position from two different directions at …   Useful english dictionary

  • pincer movement — pincer movements N COUNT A pincer movement is an attack by an army or other group in which they attack their enemies in two places at once with the aim of surrounding them. They are moving in a pincer movement to cut the republic in two …   English dictionary

  • pincer movement — pincer .movement n a military attack in which two groups of soldiers come from opposite directions in order to trap the enemy between them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pincer movement — pincer ,movement noun count an attempt to surround an enemy by attacking them from the front and both sides …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pincer movement — A pincer movement whereby the red force envelops the advancing blue force …   Wikipedia

  • pincer movement — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pincer movement : singular pincer movement plural pincer movements an attempt to surround an enemy by attacking them from the front and both sides …   English dictionary

  • pincer movement — noun a movement by two separate bodies of troops converging on the enemy …   English new terms dictionary

  • pincer movement — operation in which enemy forces are crushed by surrounding forces …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pincer movement — noun (C) a military attack in which two groups of soldiers come from opposite directions in order to trap the enemy between them …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pincer movement — /ˈpɪnsə muvmənt/ (say pinsuh moohvmuhnt) noun a military manoeuvre in which both of the enemy s flanks are attacked simultaneously, as if by a pair of pincers …   Australian English dictionary

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