pinking shears

plural noun

Definition of pinking shears

: shears with a saw-toothed inner edge on the blades for making a zigzag cut

Examples of pinking shears in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make the Cherry Pie Using pinking shears, cut 1 ⁄2-inch-wide strips from tan felt. Bethany Kunzler, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Oct. 2021 Glue guns and pinking shears are staples of the DIY Halloween costume maker, but advanced crafters should consider elevating their game. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 20 Oct. 2020 Glue guns and pinking shears are staples of the DIY Halloween costume maker, but advanced crafters should consider elevating their game. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 20 Oct. 2020 Glue guns and pinking shears are staples of the DIY Halloween costume maker, but advanced crafters should consider elevating their game. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 20 Oct. 2020 Glue guns and pinking shears are staples of the DIY Halloween costume maker, but advanced crafters should consider elevating their game. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 20 Oct. 2020 Glue guns and pinking shears are staples of the DIY Halloween costume maker, but advanced crafters should consider elevating their game. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 20 Oct. 2020 Use pinking shears and our free printable pattern to cut look-alike holly leaves. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2020 Glue guns and pinking shears are staples of the DIY Halloween costume maker, but advanced crafters should consider elevating their game. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 20 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of pinking shears

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pinking shears was in 1934

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“Pinking shears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinking%20shears. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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