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hasa(maru), hasa(mu)
meaning: insert, pinch, squeeze between

氷挟み== kouribasami == (noun) ice tongs
紙挟み == kamibasami ==  (noun) paper holder, paper clip


Left radical is one of the radical forms of 'hand', right radical is a Non-General Use character meaning 'insert/squeeze between'. Thus, 'to squeeze by hand'. This character now means 'squeeze' more generally. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'man' (夫) and 'out of' (八), and as a mnemonic: 'Man squeezed by hand can't get away.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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