scissors

Definitions of scissors
  1. noun
    an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
    synonyms: pair of scissors
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    clipper
    scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
    shears
    large scissors with strong blades
    snuffers
    scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick
    clipper
    shears for cutting grass or shrubbery (often used in the plural)
    pruning shears
    shears with strong blades used for light pruning of woody plants
    snips, tinsnips
    (plural) hand shears for cutting sheet metal
    thinning shears
    shears with one serrate blade; used for thinning hair
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    compound lever
    a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
    edge tool
    any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
  2. noun
    a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
    synonyms: scissor grip, scissor hold, scissors grip, scissors hold
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    wrestling hold
    a hold used in the sport of wrestling
  3. 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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    gymnastic exercise
    (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
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