Definitions for scissorsˈsɪz ərz

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. scissors, pair of scissors(noun)

    an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

  2. scissors, scissors hold, scissor hold, scissor grip, scissors grip(noun)

    a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze

  3. scissors(noun)

    a gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move

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  1. scissors(Noun)

    A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed.

  2. scissors(Noun)

    An attacking move conducted by two players; the player without the ball runs from one side of the ball carrier, behind the ball carrier, and receives a pass from the ball carrier on the other side.

    They executed a perfect scissors.

  3. scissors(Noun)

    A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other.

  4. scissors(Noun)

    A scissors hold.

  5. Origin: From sisoures (attested since 1350–1400), from cisoires, from *cīsōria, plural of cīsōrium (compare chisel); from word root -cīsus (compare excise) or cæsus, past participle of cædere.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Scissors

    a cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors

  2. Origin: [OE. sisoures, OF. cisoires (cf. F. ciseaux), probably fr. LL. cisorium a cutting instrument, fr. L. caedere to cut. Cf. Chisel, Concise. The modern spelling is due to a mistaken derivation from L. scissor one who cleaves or divides, fr. scindere, scissum, to cut, split.]

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  1. Scissors

    Scissors are hand-operated cutting instruments. They consist of a pair of metal blades pivoted so that the sharpened edges slide against each other when the handles opposite to the pivot are closed. Scissors are used for cutting various thin materials, such as paper, cardboard, metal foil, thin plastic, cloth, rope, and wire. Scissors can also be used to cut hair and food. Scissors and shears are functionally equivalent, but larger implements tend to be called shears. A large variety of scissors and shears exist for different specialized purposes. Scissors are now normally designed ergonomically with composite thermoplastic and rubber handles which enable to user to exert either a power grip or a precision grip.

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