Pinch, n. 1. A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip.
2. As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a
pinch of snuff.
3. Pian; pang. "Necessary's sharp pinch."
4. A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also
At a pinch,
On a pinch, in an emergency; as, he could
on a pinch read a little Latin.
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