Translation of pinza in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 1.1 (para la ropa) clothespin (inglés norteamericano/American English) clothes-peg (inglés británico/British English) 1.2 (para el pelo) bobby pin (inglés norteamericano/American English) hairgrip (inglés británico/British English) 1.3 (de un cangrejo) pincer 1.4 (en costura) dart un pantalón con pinzas pleated pants (inglés norteamericano/American English) o/or (inglés británico/British English) trousers
- 2 tb pinzas 2.1 (para depilar) tweezers (plural) 2.2 (de cirujano) forceps (plural) 2.3 (para el hielo) tongs (plural) 2.4 (alicates) pliers (plural) tomar algo con pinzas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) to take sth with a pinch o/or (inglés norteamericano/American English) grain of salt tratar a algn con pinzas (Cono Sur/Southern Cone) (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] to treat sb with kid gloves
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