A movement by two separate bodies of troops converging on the enemy.
More example sentences
- The report said that two American Division companies had caught the battalion in a pincer movement, killing 128 enemy soldiers.
- As was anticipated by his generals and political commissars, the result was that hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops were trapped in a German pincer movement.
- The favoured tactic involved the division of Frankish troops into two forces as they entered enemy territory, enabling a pincer movement.
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