pinking shears

plural noun

Definition of pinking shears

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

First Known Use of pinking shears

1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pinking shears

: scissors with special blades that make an edge with many sharp points when they cut cloth

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