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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scissel was in 1622

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“Scissel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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