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 To make banner: A banner beckons little ghouls to help themselves to a treat. Recycled newspaper and black construction paper cut with pinking shears makes a clever background for the slick silver scrapbook letters. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Take a Treat," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of pinking shears

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Pinking shears.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinking%20shears. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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pinking shears

noun

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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