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Definition of snips

: hand shears used especially for cutting sheet metal

Examples of snips in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Occasionally, tougher stems may require a pair of garden shears or snips. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 2 Aug. 2021 These nifty scissors can turn a devilishly thick mop into an ultra-stylish do in just a few simple snips. Sarah Meyers, Robb Report, 2 Aug. 2021 All vinyl siding and vinyl soffit and fascia can be cut with tin snips, a circular saw with a plywood blade, or by scoring it with a knife and breaking it. Merle Henkenius, Popular Mechanics, 12 July 2021 Halston is a genius who can make an immediately iconic design just with a couple snips of scissors. Whitney Friedlander, Vulture, 14 May 2021 The players and coaches will take turns, alternating snips, until all have snagged a souvenir to help remember the run to basketball history. Jason Kurtz, CNN, 15 Mar. 2021 Picture diced yellowfin tuna, garnished with snips of nori and sharing its plate with a swipe of pureed avocado speckled with Korean chile flakes. Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2021 The players and coaches will take turns, alternating snips, until all have snagged a souvenir to help remember the run to basketball history. Jason Kurtz, CNN, 15 Mar. 2021 To make the squirrel baffle, transfer the drawing pattern onto aluminum and cut the shape with tin snips. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 17 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of snips

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Snips.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snips. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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snips

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English Language Learners Definition of snips

: heavy scissors that are used especially for cutting metal

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