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 To combat his ailing back, GuiZhang fashioned a massive pair of scissors to retrieve the dishes. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "How Red Panda Became the NBA's Favorite Halftime Performer," 28 Aug. 2019 Shaping the knish is like forming sausage; use a sharp knife or scissors to snip the long cylinder into six even pieces. Washington Post, "A lighter and prettier potato knish for your holiday table — and beyond," 17 Sep. 2019 Remove the skin before cooking, trimming any remaining little strips of fat with a sharp knife or scissors. Ann Maloney, nola.com, "The thighs have it! Chicken pieces keep juicy flavor," 25 June 2019 During the school production of Carrie, the curtains peel back to reveal Carrie has been stabbed to death with knives and scissors and pinned to the wall, the Black Hood even leaving a message written in her blood. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Every "Riverdale" Character That's Been Killed Off," 10 May 2019 Working in 4 or 5 batches, squeeze 1-inch-long pieces of dough into oil, using knife or scissors to help cut off. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Hanukkah Honey Balls," 26 Nov. 2018 Prepare the turkey for roasting by pulling out the giblets, cutting off the wing tips with a sharp knife or a scissors and removing the neck. Kim Severson, The Seattle Times, "The rise and fall of turkey brining — and here’s one chef’s new recipe," 20 Nov. 2018 Then cut along the marked top and bottom edges with craft knife or scissors. Womansday.com Staff, Woman's Day, "7 New Ways to Decorate With Wallpaper," 26 Mar. 2010 To make the Chicken: Cut two 6' yellow feather boas into sections with scissors, then use fabric glue to attach to one side of a yellow shirt. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Chicken and Road Costume," 9 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb His legs scissored apart in soaring full splits, the unbound flexibility delivering an extra sensation of vigor and freedom. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, "The Washington Ballet let Brooklyn Mack go. The popular dancer landed at the Metropolitan Opera House.," 18 June 2019 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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