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scissors

noun plural but singular or plural in construction scis·sors \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
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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
SCISSORS Defined for Kids

scissors

noun plural scis·sors \ˈsi-zərz\

Definition of SCISSORS for Kids

:  a cutting instrument with two blades fastened together so that the sharp edges slide against each other
Medical Dictionary

scissors

noun plural but singular or plural in construction scis·sors \ˈsiz-ərz\

Medical Definition of SCISSORS

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