(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).
(used with a singular verb) Gymnastics. any of several feats in which the legs execute a scissorlike motion.
(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)
to cut or clip out with scissors.
to eliminate or eradicate from a text; expunge:
testimony scissored from the record.
verb (used without object)
to move one’s body or legs like the blades of scissors:
a gymnast scissoring over the bar.
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
a wrestling hold in which a wrestler wraps his legs round his opponent’s body or head, locks his feet together, and squeezes
any gymnastic or athletic feat in which the legs cross and uncross in a scissor-like movement
(athletics) a technique in high-jumping, now little used, in which the legs perform a scissor-like movement in clearing the bar
(modifier) of or relating to scissors: a scissor blade
to cut (an object) with scissors
noun 1. a chair, as a Dante or Savonarola chair, having transverse pairs of crossed legs supporting the seat and arms.
or scissor jack noun 1. a horizontal screw that raises or lowers a hinged, diamond-shaped frame.
noun, Swimming. 1. a propelling motion of the legs in which they move somewhat like the blades of a pair of scissors, used in the sidestroke. scissors kick noun 1. a type of swimming kick used esp in the sidestroke, in which one leg is moved forward and the other bent back and they are […]
noun 1. a roof truss having tension members extending from the foot of each principal rafter to a point on the upper half of its opposite member.