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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pinch \Pinch\, n. 1. A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip. [1913 Webster] 2. As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff. [1913 Webster] 3. Pian; pang. "Necessary's sharp pinch." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also pinch bar. [1913 Webster] At a pinch, On a pinch, in an emergency; as, he could on a pinch read a little Latin. [1913 Webster]