scissors

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scis·sors

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈsi-zərz\

: a tool used for cutting paper, cloth, etc., that has two blades joined together in the middle so that the sharp edges slide against each other

Full Definition of SCISSORS

1
:  a cutting instrument having two blades whose cutting edges slide past each other
2
a :  a gymnastic feat in which the leg movements suggest the opening and closing of scissors
b :  scissors hold

Origin of SCISSORS

Middle English cisours, sisoures, from Middle French cisoires, from Vulgar Latin *caesorium (singular) cutting instrument, from Latin caedere to cut
First Known Use: 14th century

scis·sors

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈsiz-ərz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCISSORS

: a cutting instrument having two blades whose cutting edges slide past each other

scissors

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cutting instrument or tool consisting of a pair of opposed metal blades that meet and cut when the handles at their ends are brought together. Modern scissors are of two types: the more usual pivoted blades have a rivet or screw connection between the cutting ends and the handle ends; spring shears have a C-shaped spring connection at the handle ends.

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