alligator shears

plural noun

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First Known Use of alligator shears

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alligator shears

so called from its resemblance to an alligator's jaws

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“Alligator shears.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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