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scissors British & World English

An instrument used for cutting cloth, paper, and other material, consisting of two blades laid one on top of the other and fastened in the middle so as to allow them to be opened and closed by a thumb and finger inserted through rings on the end of their handles

scissor British & World English

Cut (something) with scissors

nail scissors British & World English

Small scissors for cutting the fingernails or toenails

grape scissors British & World English

A pair of scissors used for dividing a bunch of grapes

scissor hold British & World English

A hold in which the head or other part of the opponent’s body is gripped between the legs which are then locked at the instep or ankles to apply pressure

scissors hold in scissor hold British & World English

A hold in which the head or other part of the opponent’s body is gripped between the legs which are then locked at the instep or ankles to apply pressure

scissor jack British & World English

A jack for heavy lifting, operated by a horizontal screw that raises or lowers a frame of hinged, rhombus-shaped linkages

scissors jack in scissor jack British & World English

A jack for heavy lifting, operated by a horizontal screw that raises or lowers a frame of hinged, rhombus-shaped linkages

scissor kick British & World English

(In various sports, particularly swimming and soccer) a kick in which the legs make a sharp snapping movement like that of a pair of scissors

scissors kick in scissor kick British & World English

(In various sports, particularly swimming and soccer) a kick in which the legs make a sharp snapping movement like that of a pair of scissors

scissors-tail in scissortail British & World English

A small SE Asian freshwater fish with a deeply forked tail

pinking shears British & World English

Shears with a serrated blade, used to cut a zigzag edge in fabric to prevent it fraying

pinking scissors in pinking shears British & World English

Shears with a serrated blade, used to cut a zigzag edge in fabric to prevent it fraying

a pair of scissors in scissors British & World English

An instrument used for cutting cloth, paper, and other material, consisting of two blades laid one on top of the other and fastened in the middle so as to allow them to be opened and closed by a thumb and finger inserted through rings on the end of their handles

scissors and paste in scissors British & World English

another term for cut and paste (see cut).