noun plural but usually singular in construction

: a ballet jump in which the legs are opened to a wide second position in the air

Word History


French, literally, scissors, from Old French, plural of cisel chisel, scissors, alteration of (assumed) Old French cisoir goldsmith's chisel, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin caesorium cutting instrument

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“Ciseaux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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