Scissors



noun
1.
(used with a singular or plural verb) a cutting instrument for paper, cloth, etc., consisting of two blades, each having a ring-shaped handle, that are so pivoted together that their sharp edges work one against the other (often used with pair of).
2.
(used with a singular verb) Gymnastics. any of several feats in which the legs execute a scissorlike motion.
3.
(used with a singular verb) Wrestling. a hold secured by clasping the legs around the body or head of the opponent.
verb (used with object)
1.
to cut or clip out with scissors.
2.
to eliminate or eradicate from a text; expunge:
testimony scissored from the record.
verb (used without object)
3.
to move one’s body or legs like the blades of scissors:
a gymnast scissoring over the bar.
noun
4.
scissors.
plural noun
1.
Also called pair of scissors. a cutting instrument used for cloth, hair, etc, having two crossed pivoted blades that cut by a shearing action, with ring-shaped handles at one end
2.
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler wraps his legs round his opponent’s body or head, locks his feet together, and squeezes
3.
any gymnastic or athletic feat in which the legs cross and uncross in a scissor-like movement
4.
(athletics) a technique in high-jumping, now little used, in which the legs perform a scissor-like movement in clearing the bar
noun
1.
(modifier) of or relating to scissors: a scissor blade
verb
2.
to cut (an object) with scissors

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