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scissors

scis·sors

scissors

 
 
pronunciation:
sI zrz
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part of speech: plural noun
definition 1: (sometimes used with a singular verb) a tool for cutting paper, fabric, or the like, made up of two blades joined with a pivot so their edges may be opened and closed.
The scissors are in the drawer.The scissors is in the drawer.Use these scissors to cut it; they are sharper than those.I need a new pair of scissors; the two pairs that I have are dull.
 
definition 2: (used with a singular verb) in certain sports, a movement or hold with the legs in the manner of a pair of scissors.
The one wrestler held the other in a tight scissors.His opponent's scissors was a powerful one.
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derivation: scissorlike (adj.)
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