scissor

noun
scis·​sor | \ ˈsi-zər How to pronounce scissor (audio) \

Definition of scissor

 (Entry 1 of 2)

scissor

verb
scissored; scissoring\ ˈsi-​zə-​riŋ How to pronounce scissoring (audio) , ˈsiz-​riŋ \

Definition of scissor (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cut, cut up, or cut off with scissors or shears scissored the paper into strips

Examples of scissor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Then, remove the first layer of really tough leaves, and use scissors to snip the tops off each individual leaf. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 3 Easiest Ways to Prep and Cook Artichokes," 10 Apr. 2019 But of course this didn't stop them from finding their way in: Teigen used a pair of scissors to trick the lock on the door. Glamour, "John Legend Locked Chrissy Teigen Out of His Game of Thrones Viewing Party," 15 Apr. 2019 But all of them have to get used to working on ladders, rooftops, scaffolding, and scissors lifts. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 With pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Soda Bread," 6 Feb. 2019 Next to the scissors are hair sprays and dyes, brushes and beard oils. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, "A Brooklyn Go-To for Beauticians and Butchers," 4 Apr. 2018 Yet politicians can’t resist the allure of getting out the big scissors to cut the red ribbon. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Another Subsidy Letdown," 15 Feb. 2019 But the animated Disney series’ title tune is the undisputed perfect match: his little shoulders pop at all the right bass twangs, and when the scissors speed up, so do his moves. Verge Staff, The Verge, "The best memes of 2018, according to The Verge staff," 27 Dec. 2018 And what these people like Kirsten Gillibrand, who's a lawyer, is actually doing is taking the scissors and cutting up the golden thread. Fox News, "High school friend of Kavanaugh reacts to new allegation; Alan Dershowitz on Kavanaugh chaos," 28 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Like its predecessors—the Countach, Diablo, and Murciélago—the Aventador SV is an impossibly wide, ridiculously low-slung blade of a car, with doors that scissor skyward and a huge V-12 behind the seats. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "I Took a Road Trip in a Supercar," 2 Feb. 2016 Arctic Ivanoff placed second in the boys scissor broad jump and finished fourth in both the two-foot high kick and the one-hand reach. Anchorage Daily News, "Ivanoffs clean up on second day of Native Youth Olympics," 28 Apr. 2018 Without any option other than letting the forward through or cutting him down, the 28-year-old opted for the latter; scissoring his opponent as the last man and bringing him to ground after only nine seconds. SI.com, "VIDEO: Argentine Defender Receives Incredible Red Card After Only Nine Seconds," 24 Oct. 2017 The Bruins hope to scissor their six-game losing streak in the series with Oregon. OregonLive.com, "Will the Oregon Ducks' defense be up to the task against UCLA's Josh Rosen? Issues & Answers," 21 Oct. 2017 Berrios rarely found himself in trouble scissoring through the daunting lineups of Cleveland, Colorado and Baltimore in his three wins. Brian Murphy, Twin Cities, "Murphy: Berrios isn’t the Twins’ stopper. Not yet, anyway.," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of scissor

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

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