Definition of pinsons in English:

pinsons

(also pinsens, pincens)

noun

English Regional, Northern
historical
  • (A pair of) pincers, forceps. In early use also: pliers, tongs. Especially in "pair of pinsons".

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman pinsons, plural (1334; compare Middle French (Picardy) pinchon pincer, Middle French, French pinçon pinch-mark (on the skin)) from pincier, pincer + -on. Compare post-classical Latin pinzones, plural.

Pronunciation

pinsons

/ˈpɪns(ə)nz/