1. That pinches, or causes such a sensation
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      It was one January morning, very early — a pinching, frosty morning — the cove all gray with hoar-frost, the ripple lapping softly on the stones, the sun still low and only touching the hilltops and shining far to seaward.
  1. present participle of pinch#English|pinch

pinching (plural pinchings)

  1. The act of one who or that which pinches.
  2. (gardening) The act of pinching off new growth.

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