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pincer movement

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Definition of pincer movement in English:


A movement by two separate bodies of troops converging on the enemy: figurative farmers are caught in a pincer movement between the National Rivers Authority and the banks
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  • 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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a narrow valley, especially in Scotland or Ireland