snips

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction \ˈsnips\

Definition of snips

  1. :  hand shears used especially for cutting sheet metal

1846

First Known Use of snips

1846


SNIPS Defined for English Language Learners

snips

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noun

Definition of snips for English Language Learners

  • : heavy scissors that are used especially for cutting metal



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