Definition of Scissors

1. Noun. An edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades.

Exact synonyms: Pair Of Scissors
Terms within: Blade
Specialized synonyms: Clipper, Shears, Snuffers
Generic synonyms: Compound Lever, Edge Tool
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



2. Noun. A wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze.

3. Noun. A gymnastic exercise performed on the pommel horse when the gymnast moves his legs as the blades of scissors move.
Generic synonyms: Gymnastic Exercise

Definition of Scissors

1. n. pl. A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors.

Definition of Scissors

1. Noun. (countable plural in form usually with a plural verb) A tool used for cutting thin material, consisting of two crossing blades attached at a pivot point in such a way that the blades slide across each other when the handles are closed. ¹

2. Noun. (countable rugby) An attacking move conducted by two players; the player without the ball runs from one side of the ball carrier, behind the ball carrier, and receives a pass from the ball carrier on the other side. ¹

3. Noun. (countable skating) A method of skating with one foot significantly in front of the other. ¹

4. Noun. (countable gymnastics) ¹

5. Noun. (countable wrestling) A scissors hold. ¹

6. Verb. (third-person singular of scissor) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scissors

1. scissor [v] - See also: scissor

Medical Definition of Scissors

1. A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors. [Formerly written also cisors, cizars, and scissars] Scissors grinder, the European goatsucker. Origin: OE. Sisoures, OF. Cisoires (cf. F. Ciseaux), probably fr. LL. Cisorium a cutting instrument, fr. L. Caedere to cut. Cf. Chisel, Concise. The modern spelling is due to a mistaken derivation from L. Scissor one who cleaves or divides, fr. Scindere, scissum, to cut, spilt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scissors

scissils
scission
scissions
scissiparity
scissor-tailed
scissor gait
scissor grip
scissor kick
scissor kicks
scissorbill
scissorbills
scissored
scissoring
scissorlike
scissors (current term)
scissors-shadow
scissors-tailed
scissors crossover
scissors grip
scissors hold
scissors kick
scissorsbill
scissorstail
scissorstails
scissortail
scissortailed flycatcher
scissortails
scissorwise
scissura

Literary usage of Scissors

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"scissors. and the other fur the right hand. Flower and grape scissors have one of the blades made in two parts riveted together, so that after the stem is ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"Corneal Incisions made with scissors, and their Application to Extraction of Cataract. ... The object of making the corneal incision with scissors was ..."

3. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"Duplicate specimen of scissors, manufactured for the Queen, with the ornamental ... Dagger and paper scissors, Elizabethan style, with steel blades, ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"'id step—Introduction of the scissors and incision of the iris.—The surgeon introduces the scissors closed under the flap of the cornea, and when the point ..."

5. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"241 shows a scissors truss. This form of support is less meritorious ... Analysis of Stresses in a scissors Truss.—The stresses in a truss of the scissors ..."

6. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"241 shows a scissors truss. This form of support is less meritorious architecturally an4 ... scissors truss. 176. Analysis of Stresses in a scissors Truss. ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"34, or a pair of curved scissors may be employed. When the knife is used, it is held as the cataract knife, and it is introduced through the incision of the ..."

8. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1884)
"scissors for Dividing Optic Nerve in Extirpation of the Буе. beneath the tendon of one of the rectus muscles, which is raised and divided, by the scissors ..."

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