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scissors

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction scis·sors \ˈsi-zərz\

Simple Definition of scissors

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of scissors

  1. 1 :  a cutting instrument having two blades whose cutting edges slide past each other

  2. 2a :  a gymnastic feat in which the leg movements suggest the opening and closing of scissorsb :  scissors hold

Origin and Etymology 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

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noun plural scis·sors \ˈsi-zərz\

Definition of scissors for Students

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




Medical Dictionary

scissors

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

Medical Definition of scissors

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




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