scis·​sel | \ ˈsisəl, -izəl \
plural -s

Definition of scissel

: metal scrap clippings left over in various mechanical operations especially : the remnants of fillets from which coin blanks have been punched

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First Known Use of scissel

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scissel

French cisailles, plural, scissels, from cisailler to clip with shears, from cisailles shears, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin caesaculum, from Latin caesus, past participle of caedere to cut, hew

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“Scissel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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